43 comments
Greg Jantjies
Greg Jantjies

Steyn and Philander showed that they are better test players so they should stick to test only as for AB it would be stupid because he can score 10 000 and more runs, I know besides him really quiting it early he won't get the respect he deserve but I think AB has problems in the set up of the team/team management so he would like to be more free. Why don't he just run away to another country like some did

Mtungwa Jack Nkosikhona
Mtungwa Jack Nkosikhona

Better yet he can just play his normal attacking cricket no matter what format he plays. Give all of them that freedom.

Ayanda Ace Gqomo
Ayanda Ace Gqomo

We must be careful of judging him.Life is like a movie everyone has his/her role. ABD is also a human.

Khayalethu Justice Xakwe
Khayalethu Justice Xakwe

We got many talents in South African cricket let him go, we gonna get another play maker, i wish faf could do so too bcz both of them they disappoint us when we need them the most

Muronga Lucky Nduvheni
Muronga Lucky Nduvheni

He is chasing 4 big money in de ipl so gud bye ab .....we stated 2 loose games since u become a test captain again nd again shalom

Lizette Sasman
Lizette Sasman

I think its not the player that will be missed but the leadership.

Greg Jantjies
Greg Jantjies

I think he's running away from the leadership. Everyone has failed that position since Smith's departure

Knowledgee Japu Japu Chauke
Knowledgee Japu Japu Chauke

@AB is one of the best batsman in the world. He must play all short and long formats the country need him. All people are proud of him @AB Deviliers.

Tlotliso Koloi
Tlotliso Koloi

As much as we are sad you have got to understand him. Playing 20 overs in front of 45'000 people is better than Day 5 in front of 450 people. However it would be a shame to not have a test team without our undisputed best

Dylan Nightingale
Dylan Nightingale

I can't blame AB. Sometimes you can only take so much. Everyone knows that AB is a team man through and through. It's a case of farting against thunder and I think he's just had enough of fighting something he cannot win.It will be a great loss to test cricket, but he is a family man aswell and deserves everything that's due to him. Awesome cricketer and ambassador for cricket and South Africa.

Timothy Woodruff
Timothy Woodruff

We have such good players of colour they should really just scrap the quota system all it does is piss people off and put players off there game. Philander when he is fit is probably one of the best all rounders in the world, rabada is a machine and bavuma has the world at his feet. GET RID OF THE QUOTA SYSTEM AND LET THE GUYS PLAY

Victor Sidney Stewart
Victor Sidney Stewart

As player he can choose what format he wants to play.... and that includes the shorter format so he can spend more time with his young family. Abd certainly will make millions more but he has enough money as it is, si if he feels that the shorter format ie best for him. Do it.....or drop s.a and play around the world. Either way its his life and career. Abd the best of this generation.

Arina Schutte
Arina Schutte

Mignon van der Merwe gaan hom deffos aanskaf \U0001f4d6

Lutherboy Malachi Volbrecht
Lutherboy Malachi Volbrecht

Putting AB on a pedestal won't get us anywhere, no one is bigger than the game. Play people who want to play, simple as that!!! Ons moet nie gat gryp nie!!!

Jabulani Magagula
Jabulani Magagula

When u love someone all is well you dont see mistake but when u broke up all you see is mistake .. Let AB decide for him self know that he is replacable .. We did it with smith and kallis and we can do it with Him the proteas are more than conqores through fans who give them strenght

Jabulani Magagula
Jabulani Magagula

No one ayanda ..kallis is a great crikter amla is the one for me who real should replace king kallis

Saneliso Sphumelele Hlongwane
Saneliso Sphumelele Hlongwane

I agree players are replaceable we've done it with Donald, Pollock, Ntini, Steyn but we haven't replaced Biff and King Kallis. It might take a few generations to produce another Kallis and had Makram been managed well or Quinny forced to open early on then we might have replaced Smith but as of now those openers don't look like scoring a double century never mind captaining

Jabulani Magagula
Jabulani Magagula

So true but we love criket no doubt about it ...we just gott to watch or support weather win or loosing and ignore the politics in sports

Ayanda Ace Gqomo
Ayanda Ace Gqomo

Can you please be kind enough and tell me who is in the Protea squad and replaced Kallis?

Ayanda Ace Gqomo
Ayanda Ace Gqomo

Based in the diffrent ERA where in Kallis's prime time the level of pitches and the level at which strike bowlers (The likes of Glen McGra,MULARIDAREN) and there were no powerplays present in limited overs but the likes of Kallis,Tendukar,Lara,Pointing,Fleming managed to reach the ammount of runs they reached....in my opinion we as fans can't say an individual replaced another judging on the statements above. But thats my opinion I respect yours too.

Jabulani Magagula
Jabulani Magagula

Thank u ayanda .. And whats the way foward now ? To re build again the batting line up or our test criket

Ayanda Ace Gqomo
Ayanda Ace Gqomo

A player must be chosen on merit not reputation or a once off perfomance.

Rofhiwa Tshikonelo
Rofhiwa Tshikonelo

Anyways who wants to play two tests and call them a series? That is one of the things that are killing test cricket.

Sphah Mbambo
Sphah Mbambo

No player is bigger than the Team ....and the Country we will manage fine without him....ppl come and go....we played against NZ without him although he is a big player but he's not irreplaceable....Great player before him.....he can't keep saying lyk he is god....

Lebo Chris Matlhakola
Lebo Chris Matlhakola

Collin Ingram is itching for that spot, we need to move away from depending on certain players, fact of the matter is that most of them 8 to be precise are nearing retirement, we need to rope in more young players in the team Yellow, green, whatever colour, as long as they're the best at what they do!

Sidney Butcher
Sidney Butcher

Abd is great player and all but his a bad sportsman, where is the commitment in the team Abd? I am dissapointed, I play 1st league club cricket, but if our 4th league wants me to rather play for them I do, even if I have 2 matches a day I play both those matches, no matter what format u play u are suppose to give all your commoitment to all those formats

Brian Makoni
Brian Makoni

Allow him to play formats he feel like playing, it will be good for him and SA, surely SA have got enough batsman in the wings. AB is a good player l understand his point nobody wants to burn out.

Sphah Mbambo
Sphah Mbambo

"Feels" really its not above the Team ....

Themba Syl Zwane
Themba Syl Zwane

Well, if he doesn't want to play test cricket anymore, he should retire. He is not above the team. We have many players who are looking for his spot in the test side. Hamza, de Bruyn, Markram and many others. There is no way we will ever run out of genuine talent here in South Africa.

Wesley Cameron
Wesley Cameron

Its an allegation that he has refused to completely deny so there must be some truth to it. Well I don't think its right that he remains captain . Give it to someone who wants to be there 110 percent. Great player but nobody is bigger than the team we will manage.

Sphah Mbambo
Sphah Mbambo

Excatly....we will get a better player than ABD .....its not like he is 18 ...in 2/3 years he will retire

Phuti Mojela
Phuti Mojela

Sad \U0001f614 that he has to choose, He's incredible in all formats but hey, he makes a valid point "burn out"\U0001f614\U0001f614

Philisa Van Der Mqhayisa
Philisa Van Der Mqhayisa

That would be the greatest mistake of his career. Test Cricket is the purest form of the game...

Tiaan Vosloo
Tiaan Vosloo

So sad, he won't go down as an all time great then. Nobody cares about limited overs cricket

Chandre William Groenewald
Chandre William Groenewald

Dude the guy has played 100 test if he was Indian, Australian or English he would be close to 130 tests already

Tiaan Vosloo
Tiaan Vosloo

I agree, if he keeps playing test cricket for the next 4/5 years he could get to 10 000 test runs though,but he won't because he plays t20's instead\U0001f637

Sphah Mbambo
Sphah Mbambo

Thank you ...people have mad him feel like he is one of the great while he's n't even near .....as yet....

Greg Jantjies
Greg Jantjies

Sphah, not near even? you are emotional but like I always say professional cricket and retired players rate him as one of the best ever so I'm not even going to take your word for it, besides scoring runs, what makes him great is the way he score runs.

Patrick Langa
Patrick Langa

Having over 8000 runs is nowhere near 10000 runs? Being in the top 10 and having been number 1 a few times in tests is not good enough? Are you mad?