After South Africa's forgettable outing in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, former skipper AB de Villiers had come up with a few points to make a statement of what had actually happened when he was in the news for all the wrong reasons during the team's forgettable campaign.
ABD had made a shocking retirement from International Cricket in May 2018. However, during the beginning of the World Cup, the ex-captain went on to say that he had wished to represent the Proteas following which he was criticised by former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar for giving for going after money on his Youtube channel.
Nonetheless, the 35-year old has admitted that when he had called it a day last year, he wanted to reduce his workload and spend more time with his better half and their two sons and that he had turned down many lucrative offers which had come his way to play all over the world. ABD also added that he has cut the time spent away from home each year from eight months to just over three months.
The veteran batsman has also added that he had made absolutely no demands whatsoever and that he did not force his way into the World Cup squad on the eve of the tournament and also did not expect to be included. He further added that there was no burning issue from his side and no sense of injustice either.
Mr. 360 had issued his four-point justification statements on his official Twitter handle. Read them here.
The dynamic batsman found support from the cricketing fraternity especially from the players who have known AB for a long time.
Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh came forward to lend his support for de Villiers. Yuvi, who had played along with the Proteas superstar during his short stint at the Royal Challengers Bangalore took to Instagram and hailed ABD as one of the nicest guys that he has played cricket with and also called him an absolute gem of a person.
Read the Yuvraj's post here:
Even Indian and RCB skipper Virat Kohli who is also de Villiers' team-mate and a good friend came out in support of Mr.360 on social media. Kohli also called the explosive batsman as the most honest and committed man.