De Villiers' assumption not on the money

2014-11-25 15:09
AB de Villiers (Gallo Images)

In July 2012 former Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher retired from International cricket after he was struck in the eye by a flailing bail during a tour match in England.

Your smoking your socks AB!
South African sport is bedevilled by politics and quota requirements that prevent the very best or the "form"side from being selected. Politics puts unnecessary pressure on "promising whites " to perform almost immediately and "promising players of colour" are undermined by the doubt of whether there selection is warranted! I am not talking about established players I am talking about players who are trying to cement places . In your own side only yourself, De Kok , Amla, Du Plessis , Duminy , Steyn and Philander and Morkel are truly established! This also doesn't warrant selection if form has slipped! The rest should know that they are fighting for a World Cup spot and should know that either a selection axe or a free card dependent on polical whim is not an issue! Sadly they don't and this weakness will continue to erode team sport in South Afica. Take politics out of sport, develop emerging talent at school and club level and then pick truly on merit and current form!

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