Why AB de Villiers should pack his kitbag

For De Villiers to claim the game would have been different had his team made “20-odd” more runs tells us he is losing perspective

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22 June 2017 - 16:43 Telford Vice

Perspective is more valuable to a cricket team than runs and wickets‚ and doubly so when players are forced out of their comfort zone — which has happened to South Africa in England. As if a disappointing one-day series wasn’t bad enough‚ South Africa crashed out of the Champions Trophy in a fashion remarkable even for them and their torrid tournament history. Then followed a shocker in the first T20 in Southampton on Wednesday‚ when they dawdled to a total of 142/3‚ which England bettered with nine wickets standing and 5.3 overs to spare.

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