ICC World Cup 2019: South African batsman, Ab de Villiers’ request to play WC 2019 was not even considered

South Africa has played 3 matches in this World Cup 2019 tournament and lost all their matches, putting the team in a big turmoil.
ICC World Cup 2019: South African batsman, Ab de Villiers’ request to play WC 2019 was not even consideredICC World Cup 2019: South African batsman, Ab de Villiers’ request to play WC 2019 was not even considered
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Ab de Villiers requested the South African team’s management to be a part of the on-going World Cup tournament. According to the reports of ESPNCricinfo, the request was made just 24 hours before the announcement of the 15 players squad for the World Cup. It is appeared that his request was not even considered by the management as it would be unfair to the other players in the team. Ab de Villiers announced his retirement in 2018, a year before the commencement of this big tournament.

Accordingly, he requested the South African captain Faf du plessis, head coach Ottis Gibson and covenor of selectors Linda Zondi to reverse his retirement and be a part of the squad for the World Cup 2019 tournament.

However, Ab de Villiers has been in a great form with his IPL team, Royal Challengers Bangalore. Speaking of his retirement, this South African stalwart on Indian TV in May said that for the last 3 years of his career he received quite a lot of criticism back home which also played a role in his retirement.He said that, “And it was difficult for me to then go 'Hey, but I'll still play the World Cup'. It's that picking and choosing thing again, and it's quite arrogant to do something like that. But as they say, you can't have your bread buttered on both sides."

The South African team struggled hard to keep up with its batting department in his absence and has now lost all their 3 games in this on-going tournament. Faf du Plessis side will be keen to register their first win in the next game against West Indies on 10th June at Rose Bowl cricket ground.

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