AB De Villiers decided to play golf at the Pretoria Country Club. This move may shock the cricket fans and Cricket South Africa but experts say this 33 -year- old player made a good decision. Dr. Shuaib Manjra, head of the medical team of Cricket South Africa believes that this is a good sign for the team South Africa.
Speaking about general protocol, Manjra said,”Golf is very different from cricket and his injury is healing. If he could play 18 rounds of golf, without complaining of a pain, it’s a positive sign for us
“Once you have got an injury and you are out of the squad, you will be on your own with your franchise. You will be free to pursue any other activity you would like to, but obviously, we would appreciate not engaging in any activity as it is risky.”
This South African cricketer was out of the ODI team against India due to injury in his right index finger while trying to catch Virat Kohli at the Johannesburg test earlier. Due to injury, he was out from the team for the first three ODIs and Faf Du Plessis is also out of the team for the remaining matches of limited-overs series.
This arrogant batsman scored 1295 runs in 29 one-dayers and six centuries and five half-centuries against India with an average of 51.80.
But Dr.Manjra said, they are doing their best to get him recover and available for the fourth one-dayer against men in blue. “We expect him to return in probably two weeks time, but we are also going to take it as it comes. A decision will be made closer to the fourth ODI. He clearly won’t be ready for the ODI in Cape Town on Wednesday, but we will try to get him ready for the pink ODI,” he added speaking about the situation.
This striker’s injury is a big menace to the South African team.
The South African team is expecting to have this player from fourth ODI against India with good health and form hoping he would be the series decider.
The safaris are expecting De Villiers back as the team was down with woes of injuries. As Du Plessis will be out of the team for the remaining ODIs, the team is expecting the swift recovery of De Villiers help them to face the spin attack of Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav who recorded their career-best performance in the first two ODIs.