'This is a matter of shame', why AB de Villiers got angry before India's SA tour - Newztezz Online

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'This is a matter of shame', why AB de Villiers got angry before India's SA tour

 


The selectors of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have announced the Indian cricket team for the tour of South Africa. On this tour, India has to play 3 T20, 3 ODI and 2 Test matches against the South African team, but former South African batsman AB de Villiers is unhappy with the less Test matches between these two teams.

De Villiers feels that it is a shame that India and South Africa are going to play only two Tests in the December 2023-January 2024 series. De Villiers talked about the history of both the teams and also admitted that the rivalry between these two teams has been very competitive over the years. He believes that there should have been at least three to four Tests in the series.

Answering questions in a video on his YouTube channel, AB de Villiers said about the Test series, "It is disappointing (2 Tests) from the South African point of view. When India plays in India, it has to play 3-4 Tests per series. India, Australia and England get these Test matches. It is a shame because the rivalry between these two teams is very good and their history is also very good. Indian players love to come to South Africa. Two Tests Doesn't do justice to the rivalry."

To some extent, fans also agree with this statement of De Villiers and they are expressing their displeasure on social media. If we talk about this Test series, considering the two matches to be played in Centurion and then Newlands in Cape Town, de Villiers wants the pitches to have extra pace and bounce. Speaking further, he said, "If I were in the South African camp, I would ask for wickets with pace and bounce. These are the two things that will help South Africa beat India. The Indian team has a little more class and that Here they are more eager to win, whereas South Africa have the odds in their favour."

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