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AB de Villiers wants all South African teams to take the ‘handshake challenge’

"We embrace our role in society and commit to use sport to change lives and to inspire people to be Champions in life," AB de Villiers captioned the video that he shared.

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Former South African skipper AB de Villiers is one of the most revered cricketers in the world cricket. He has been a great ambassador of the game who has always played cricket with the true spirit. Whilee most modern day cricketers have often been involved in controversies on and off the field, AB has managed to have a clean background. He has never let his aggression and emotion get over his personality.

Whenever he has felt the heat, he has answered with his bat – perhaps the ideal way to do so. Now, AB de Villiers hopes to see all the sportpersons to respect the sports. He recently shared a video in which he urged the different sports teams of South Africa to take up the Handshake Challenge.

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As per the challenge, the players will have to shake hands with their opponents before and after the game. He wants them to do so in order to show respect to the opposition team. He remarked that the players have been crossing the line far too much in the recent times. He hopes to change the trend now.

“My challenge to all individuals and teams competing in Sport.. Respect in Sport Pledge: As sportsmen/women we realize the importance and responsibilities we have as role models to make a difference. We embrace our role in society and commit to use sport to change lives and to inspire people to be Champions in life,” AB de Villiers captioned the video that he shared.

“We shake hands before and after matches as a sign of Respect to our opponents and to challenge them to be at their best. We commit to play hard and tough but within the rules of our Sport. We all support the Handshake Challenge and lets all play our role to make this a better world,” he added further.

Here is the video that AB de Villiers shared:

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