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AB sees Proteas fully transformed in the near future

2016-11-15 19:29
Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Protea batsman AB de Villiers believes that South Africa will be a fully transformed team in the near future.

De Villiers appeared on Real Talk with Anele to promote his new book, AB: The Autobiography and the Protea batsman touched on how he felt about transformation in the Protea set-up.

This was spurred by the controversial selection issue that has haunted the Proteas ever since their 2015 Cricket World Cup semi-final exit to New Zealand, where Vernon Philander who was recovering from a hamstring strain was rushed back into the starting XI, with Kyle Abbott dropping out.

Some reports suggested that the decision was made by the Proteas management in an attempt to reach transformation targets. De Villiers noted in his book how the decision "depressed" him, but still felt that South Africa went with a strong team and should've won the match.

READ: AB opens up on CWC selection controversy

De Villiers pointed out that transformation is improving the Proteas line-up for the better.

"I see a full transformed team coming up in the next five or ten years. I feel sometimes they (politics) pushed a bit hard and sometimes they’ve ignored it a bit. It changes all the time...

"It’s difficult to say what the right way forward is. But I think there is a lot of talent in this country irrespective of your colour or race.

"There will be a fully transformed team pretty soon in South Africa and we're going to win a lot of games," ended De Villiers.

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