So, the news is that the South Africa’s opener batsman AB de Villiers has moved out of the four-match Test series against England this summer.
Well, according to reports De Villiers has not played ever since June 2016 due to an elbow injury. Nevertheless, he is expected to return back for the match against Sri Lanka.
Watch out what happened:
To this, De Villiers told the media that he is not going to return to the Test game for some more time as according to him, he needs to prioritise what he wants to achieve.
Further, he said, “I needed a bit of time away from the game, and I need some more.”
Well, by his words it surely does seem like that he needs rest.
He also said that he is hoping to make a comeback along with the Titans at the end of the year in training for the series against Australia and India.
“That’s the plan. I’m not committing to it, but I’m hoping to make a comeback then in Test cricket. I wouldn’t like to think it’s the end – I’d still like to make that comeback, finish on a high and somehow have a say in us getting that number one ranking which we deserve for the way we’ve played over the last few months.
It’s definitely not the end of the story,” he added.
With his inability to participate in the upcoming match, he said that it’s not an easy decision considering the England series.
When asked about his further plans, this is what De Villiers said:
“I’m hoping to be back playing Test cricket in preparation for the series against India (in November), followed by Australia (in February 2018).
We hope you get back with a bang! We love to watch you play.