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Cricket South Africa hoping for AB de Villiers to take up coaching role

The South African batsman recently retired from all forms of cricket.

AB de Villiers surprises a young fan and gifts him a Protea cap
AB de Villiers surprises a young fan and gifts him a Protea cap. (Photo Source: Instagram)

When AB de Villiers retired from all forms of cricket, it came as a shock to most of the cricketing world and the cricketing fraternity. Citing personal reasons and spending more time with his family as the reasons for quitting South African cricket, de Villiers has now become linked with a coachig role with his former side.

The newly-appointed CSA chief Thabang Moroe initially quashed the rumor before agreeing that it would indeed be something nice if the 34-year old could find time to come aboard as a coach.

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“He has indicated it would be something he is keen on. But we need to talk about the scale,” Moroe said at a press conference following his appointment.“AB has just retired with the notion of him wanting to spend more time with family. If I am going to put him in the development or pipeline structures and he ends up spending more time away than when he was in the national team, it is obviously not going to work for him.”

‘Need to sit down and see how to go about it’

Moroe also went on to add that de Villiers had himself indicated that the coaching role was indeed something he would like to do when it comes to the upliftment of South African cricket. “We need to sit down and agree on how we are going to do it when we are doing it and the details around it. But it’s something he has indicated he would like to do,” Moroe said.

At the moment, it would seem as though AB de Villiers is a gentleman at leisure and someone who has gotten what he wanted by spending more time with the family.

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