AB de Villiers steps down as Proteas Test captain

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12 December 2016

AB de Villiers, the Protas Test team captain since January, has announced his resignation with immediate effect. Naming Faf du Plessis as his likely successor.

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AB followed in the footsteps of Hashim Amla after his resignation in January this year. AB led the team in two Test matches against England before injury forced him to the sidelines, missing the series against New Zealand and Australia during the beginning of the season.
“The interests of the team must always outweigh the interests of any individual, including me. It was a fantastic honour for me to be asked to captain the Test side but I have missed two series and I am still in doubt for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka," AB commented on his decision to resign.
"Following the squad’s outstanding performances in Australia, it is clearly in the greater interests of the team that Faf du Plessis should be confirmed as the permanent Test captain. “I have known Faf for almost 20 years, ever since we played in the same side at school. He will have my unequivocal support if he is asked to continue leading this exciting Proteas Test team.”

AB is still recovering from a elbow injury and will not be taking part in the three-match Sunfoil Test series against Sri Lanka.

The Proteas Test squad for the Sri Lanka series will be announced later this week.

Source: Sport24

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