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Rassie van der Dussen, the man who replaced AB de Villiers in South Africa‘s ICC World Cup 2019 squad, is not surprised that the retired de Villiers made an attempt to come out of retirement for the ongoing big event.

However, he believes that the former flamboyant batsman should have handled his comeback matters in a much better way.

"You can't, on the day before when the squad has been working for longer than a year, come and say you want to make a comeback now. I'm not saying that he was wrong or right ... but it would have set a difficult precedent, not necessarily a wrong one because he is still one of the best batsmen in the world,” he said.

The right-hander made his ODI debut against Pakistan in January this year and went on to score five half-centuries in his first nine innings. He is currently South Africa's second leading run-scorer in the tournament and has looked like he belongs at this level.

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