Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Sri Lankan fans troll AB de Villiers for his comments about the tour

Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Sri Lankan fans troll AB de Villiers for his comments about the tour

The South African team is struggling in the ongoing Test against Sri Lanka and the fans had a message for AB de Villiers.

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

Former South African captain AB de Villiers who retired from all forms of international cricket in May this year still had a placard dedicated to him in the ongoing Sri Lanka vs South Africa Test. The Proteas are in the island nation to play two Test matches, five ODIs and one-off T20I. Though AB isn’t a part of the team having retired already a couple of fans had a plug back placard for him as a reply to his old comments.

The South African team is struggling in the first Test match. Sri Lanka rolled out a rank turner at Galle as the ball started to turn from the very first day. On the back of Dimuth Karunaratne’s hundred, the hosts posted 287 runs in the first innings. When the South Africans walked out to bat on day 2, life was really tough as Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera posed questions none of their batsmen apart from skipper Faf du Plessis (scored 49) had answers to.

As a result, they were bowled out for just 126 in their first innings and trail by 166 runs which could prove a decisive lead for the Lankans. A couple of Sri Lanka fans turned up to the stadium with a smile and rather trolling look on their face. They held a placard which read “Off-season Plz come AB…”

Sri Lankan fans
Sri Lankan fans. (Photo Source: Twitter)

For reference, AB de Villiers had appeared on an AIB podcast during the IPL, there the hosts Tanmay Bhatt and Gursimran Khamba asked Virat Kohli the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper why does Team India still play Sri Lanka. All of them had quite a laugh on it and AB said, “That’s become the off-season.”

Virat replied, “Ya we count it like off-season because there’s no time difference either, its like half an hour.”

AB further added, “And you never lose to them. So it’s off-season.”

Now that South African Test team is facing a really tough situation in the very first Test the fans had their moment and trolled AB back for the comments.

Here is the video:

Here is how Twitterati reacted to the incident: