Former South African skipper and batting legend AB de Villiers is concerned with the decreasing hunger among cricketers to play all three formats due to hectic schedule.
“I don’t want to be the guy to just say give up a format or two. And once again, it’s a global cricketing issue at the moment to keep the players inspired to play all formats of the game for their countries. But I do think there’s room with the various boards around the world to pinpoint players.
“To have community discussions and communication early on in players’ careers, to understand what they want to achieve, first of all, and secondly, where they fit in with regards to cricket in their own country to represent the country internationally,” de Villiers was quoted saying by The Hindu.
I think during my career communication could have been better from my side: ABD
“But also to be happy to play leagues around the world. And gain experience, it’s invaluable. We spoke about it earlier, players like SKY (Suryakumar), Dewald Brevis, and myself, the way we took our games to the next level, largely because of these leagues. And I think during my career communication could have been better from my side, but also from the Cricket South Africa side to make sure that we plan accordingly. So it comes down to communication,” said ‘Mr.360’.