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South Africa is currently in shambles in the 2019 World Cup, as they are yet to register their first win of the tournament. To add the woes, the Proteas were recently rocked by a controversial revelation indicating that AB de Villiers had wanted to come out of retirement to represent his team but the selectors decided against it.

According to reports, de Villiers had contacted skipper Faf du Plessis communicating his willingness to forgo his retirement. Du Plessis recently revealed the details of his phone call with AB, and remarked that he had told him it was too late to come back.

“It was just a conversation, a phone call the night before the team got announced. It was just a 'this is what I'm feeling' (phone call). I said to him, ‘I think it is too late but I will check in with the coach and the selectors the next morning’,” he said.

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