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ABDV retires from international cricket

Postby bolero » Wed May 23, 2018 2:29 pm

News just breaking in :- ABDV retires from all international cricket.

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Re: ABDV retires from international cricket

Postby Daanav » Wed May 23, 2018 3:18 pm

I heard. Sad news but was bound to happen. Does that include T20 franchises like IPL?

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Re: ABDV retires from international cricket

Postby The Third Man » Wed May 23, 2018 8:08 pm

Daanav wrote:I heard. Sad news but was bound to happen. Does that include T20 franchises like IPL?


No he's just retired from the Proteas. He'll be a T20 gun-for-hire for another few years

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ABDV retires from international cricket

Postby Going South » Wed May 23, 2018 9:10 pm

i think ABD continue in IPL alone. as it’s once an year only but pay is many times more than what he get on international matches it’s a sane decision. he sure got HUGE fan following in india whichever team he plays for. if comes under hammer next year ( in case) he would top the chart for sure.

Great news!!! who wants to play international cricket anyway? that too thankless low pay test cricket? no thanks.

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Re: ABDV retires from international cricket

Postby Leo » Thu May 24, 2018 3:32 am

Only at 34???

So, money is more important than National pride. However, his choice, his decision. Now he will also continue to play all the local T20 leagues!!!!!!

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Re: ABDV retires from international cricket

Postby bolero » Fri May 25, 2018 3:31 am

The importance of ABDV cannot be underestimated.He was critical in RSA winning the test series against India and Australia.

RSA would have lost the test series to India if ABDV did not launch his counterattack when RSA were 12/3 in the first test.

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Re: ABDV retires from international cricket

Postby Raj92 » Fri May 25, 2018 9:19 am

AB de Villiers Thanks Opponents and Teammates for Good Wishes on Retirement Decision
Read more what he says :http://bit.ly/2INxJb2
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Re: ABDV retires from international cricket

Postby Katto » Fri May 25, 2018 11:01 am

The Third Man wrote:
Daanav wrote:I heard. Sad news but was bound to happen. Does that include T20 franchises like IPL?


No he's just retired from the Proteas. He'll be a T20 gun-for-hire for another few years


not really a retirement
he's just chasing the money

Proteas don't pay very well

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Re: ABDV retires from international cricket

Postby bolero » Fri May 25, 2018 2:46 pm

I am safely ruling out RSA winning next year's World Cup.

Although stranger things have happened in cricket.

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Re: ABDV retires from international cricket

Postby bolero » Fri May 25, 2018 2:47 pm

The way RSA was decimated at home V/s India in ODI series (AB missed 3 out of the 6 ODI's) shows that RSA batting is very vulnerable.

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Re: ABDV retires from international cricket

Postby Going South » Fri May 25, 2018 3:29 pm

why not?
i say every successful IPL player should immediately STOP playing test cricket.
They should not be greedy to get that peanut pay you get for playing thankless test cricket. it’s even a different format that might screw up with your form in T20. retire from test cricket. play only T20. work on improving T20 skills. don’t be too greedy. let new comers play test cricket. once they get fame, they too stop playing test cricket and play only T20. use test cricket as stepping stone practice for greater riches and fame in T20. that’s how world demands. be clever.

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Re: ABDV retires from international cricket

Postby Katto » Sat May 26, 2018 7:03 am

Going South wrote:why not?
i say every successful IPL player should immediately STOP playing test cricket.
They should not be greedy to get that peanut pay you get for playing thankless test cricket. it’s even a different format that might screw up with your form in T20. retire from test cricket. play only T20. work on improving T20 skills. don’t be too greedy. let new comers play test cricket. once they get fame, they too stop playing test cricket and play only T20. use test cricket as stepping stone practice for greater riches and fame in T20. that’s how world demands. be clever.


CA pay good money to contracted players.

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Re: ABDV retires from international cricket

Postby bolero » Sat May 26, 2018 7:04 am

ABDV I recollect was highly respected by Katto. I am judging purely by comments.

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Re: ABDV retires from international cricket

Postby Katto » Sat May 26, 2018 7:10 am

bolero wrote:ABDV I recollect was highly respected by Katto. I am judging purely by comments.


excellent batsman, probably the best