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De Villiers probably didn’t handle comeback plan well: Van der Dussen

15 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Rassie van der Dussen, the man who replaced A B de Villiers in South Africa’s World Cup squad, is not surprised that the legend wanted to come out of retirement for the ongoing big event but feels the swashbuckler should have handled things better, reports hindustantimes.com.

Middle-order batsman der Dussen has appeared in 13 ODIs since making his debut in January this year.

The selectors saw him as a replacement for de Villiers, who retired in May last year but expressed a desire to come back on the eve of South Africa’s World Cup squad announcement in April.

That request was turned down by Cricket South Africa, which had “pleaded” with him to not retire last year but didn’t get the desired response at that time.

“It’s not necessarily the best question to ask to me because I am involved in it but had he not retired it definitely would have influenced me directly,” der Dussen was quoted as saying by ‘ESPNCricinfo’.

 


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