Virat Kohli to AB de Villiers: My brother, you are the most honest and committed man I know

first_img Next Virat Kohli to AB de Villiers: My brother, you are the most honest and committed man I knowICC Cricket World Cup 2019: AB de Villiers had said on Friday that contrary to media reports, he did not approach the South Africa selectors offering to come out of retirement in the lead up to the 50-over showpiece event in England.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 13:05 IST AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli ( Courtesy by BCCI )HIGHLIGHTSAB de Villiers responded to ‘unjustified criticism’ surrounding him coming back from retirementVirat Kohli lent support to AB de Villiers after the former South Africa star’s statementYuvraj Singh said South Africa had no chance of winning the World Cup without de VilliersIndia skipper Virat Kohli has lent his support to Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate AB de Villiers after the retired South African great broke his silence on his recent controversy.The Indian captain described de Villiers, who was criticised for picking and choosing international assignments after announcing his retirement last year, as the “most honest and committed” person.”My brother you are the most honest and committed man I know. It’s been unfortunate to see this happen to you. But know that we stand with you and believe in you.”Seeing people enter your personal space has been sad to see and uncalled for. More love and power to you and your beautiful family. Me and Anushka are Always here for you guys” Kohli wrote on de Villiers Instagram. Instagram ScreengrabIn the middle of South Africa’s disastrous World Cup campaign, a media report had claimed that the former Proteas captain had offered to come out of retirement a day before the squad was to be picked for the mega-event but the team management rejected it.However, de Villiers, in a detailed statement on Friday, finally broke his silence on the controversy surrounding his international comeback, which never happened, saying he did not demand to come out of retirement at the 11th hour before the World Cup but was privately asked whether he was open to play the 50-over showpiece.Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh also chimed in his support for the 35-year-old on Instagram.”My dear friend and legend, your one of the nicest guys i’ve ever played cricket with an absolute gem of a person! There was never a chance for SA in this World Cup to win without you! It is your country’s loss not to have you in the squad not yours. The bigger the player more the criticism! We all know what a gentleman you are,” Yuvraj wrote.advertisementAlso Read | Rohit Sharma returns to India ahead of teammates after World Cup 2019 exitAlso Read | Mahendra Singh Dhoni is still a great player: Steve WaughAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow AB de VilliersFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019last_img

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