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Faf du Plessis to lead South Africa in all three formats

Faf du Plessis to lead South Africa in all three formats

De Villiers announced recently that he was stepping down from the ODI captaincy despite an earlier stated ambition to lead South Africa to the 2019 World Cup.

'I love every second of it', MS Dhoni's brilliant answer to AB de Villiers' question on how long he is going to play

'I love every second of it', MS Dhoni's brilliant answer to AB de Villiers' question on how long he is going to play

De Villiers opened about a conversation he had with Dhoni during the 2015 World Cup after India defeated South Africa by 130 runs in a group stage encounter betwen the two sides.

Beware bowlers! AB de Villiers says he is ready to go again

Beware bowlers! AB de Villiers says he is ready to go again

The flambouyant batsman also said that he realised that cricket remains the most important part of his life.

ENG vs WI: Joe Root equals world record for 50-plus scores in 12 consecutive Test matches

ENG vs WI: Joe Root equals world record for 50-plus scores in 12 consecutive Test matches

Joe Root's run to record equalling feat started last October when England was touring Bangladesh. In the second Test match, played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, the 26-year-old had struck a 122-ball 56, in their first innings. He had next notched up a thrilling 124 runs against India at Rajkot. 

Watch: AB de Villiers gives emotional message on stepping down from ODI captaincy

Watch: AB de Villiers gives emotional message on stepping down from ODI captaincy

It has come as somewhat of a surprise move but De Villiers has said that he has informed his national cricket board about the crucial decision. 

Joe Root equals Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag to smash fifty-plus scores in 11 consecutive Tests

Joe Root equals Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag to smash fifty-plus scores in 11 consecutive Tests

Apart from it, his 189 ball-136 was his third consecutive Test ton in the first Test match in the series and fifth overall. With it, Root is also the first English captain since Graham Gooch to notch up a century at Edgbaston.

WATCH: When Alzarri Joseph rattled AB de Villiers with bouncer, only to get nasty reply

WATCH: When Alzarri Joseph rattled AB de Villiers with bouncer, only to get nasty reply

Joseph's bouncer rose sharply towards de Villiers, and hit on the grill of the helmet. Then the reaction came, a thumbs up from the South Africa, saying all is fine. But it was only the half message.

AB de Villiers wanted to retire from Tests, board persuaded him to continue: Jonty Rhodes

AB de Villiers wanted to retire from Tests, board persuaded him to continue: Jonty Rhodes

AB de Villiers' retirement from Test cricket has been one of the most talked about topics off late.

South Africa need AB de Villiers back in Test team: Shaun Pollock

South Africa need AB de Villiers back in Test team: Shaun Pollock

South Africa have not been good with the bat during the ongoing tour to England. 

WATCH: KL Rahul reveals how he took inspiration from AB de Villiers to get better

WATCH: KL Rahul reveals how he took inspiration from AB de Villiers to get better

Although he is yet to play too many matches, injuries at times keeping him away from opportunities, there is little doubt that the 25-year-old is heading in the right direction, improving his numbers every couple of series’.

Bengaluru batsman Prolu Ravindra slams 29-ball ton breaks Chris Gayle's record of fastest century

Bengaluru batsman Prolu Ravindra slams 29-ball ton breaks Chris Gayle's record of fastest century

South African batsman AB de Villiers tops the list of fastest centuries in One-Day Internationals after he slammed a 31-ball hundred in 2015.

AB de Villiers, wife Danielle announce birth of second child — See pic

AB de Villiers, wife Danielle announce birth of second child — See pic

 De Villiers is expected to meet Cricket South Africa at the end of August and announce his decision on his playing future.

Virat Kohli tops ICC ODI rankings for batsmen, MS Dhoni gains three places to stand 12th

Virat Kohli tops ICC ODI rankings for batsmen, MS Dhoni gains three places to stand 12th

In the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings, there are a number of movements but the top five batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders have remained unchanged.

Wimbledon 2017: Kevin Anderson wants a 'rematch' with AB de Villiers after losing to him in childhood

Wimbledon 2017: Kevin Anderson wants a 'rematch' with AB de Villiers after losing to him in childhood

As a 12 year old, AB de Villiers defeated Kevin Anderson in a tennis game long ago.

WATCH: South Africa's Dane van Niekerk becomes first bowler ever to take four wickets without conceding runs

WATCH: South Africa's Dane van Niekerk becomes first bowler ever to take four wickets without conceding runs

In men's cricket, Australian Richie Benaud holds the record for claiming three wickets in 3.4 overs without conceding runs in a 1959 Test match played against India in New Delhi.

South Africa great Barry Richards calls on AB de Villiers to quit captaincy

South Africa great Barry Richards calls on AB de Villiers to quit captaincy

De Villiers was only leading the Twenty20 side in place of Faf du Plessis, who is back in South Africa expecting the birth of his child.

AB de Villiers expected to retire from Test cricket in August

AB de Villiers expected to retire from Test cricket in August

It is understood that de Villiers had last year informed CSA about his decision of quitting the longest format, but was instead given a time of a year out of the game in a bid to get him to reconsider.

AB de Villiers to take call on international future in August

AB de Villiers to take call on international future in August

They previously lost a one-day international series to England by the same scoreline and then suffered a hugely disappointing first-round exit at the Champions Trophy.

WATCH: AB de Villiers' insane shot! South African captain scoops David Willey into the river

WATCH: AB de Villiers' insane shot! South African captain scoops David Willey into the river

He helped the Proteas to a three-run win to level the three-match T20I series. England had the first match at Southampton, which witnessed De Villiers registering his slowest fifty (off 49 balls) in T20 cricket.

Andile Phehlukwayo's final over heroics help South Africa fight level T20 series with England

Andile Phehlukwayo's final over heroics help South Africa fight level T20 series with England

South Africa made 174 for eight with JJ Smuts contributing 45 and skipper AB de Villiers striking 46 from 30 balls.