SPORTS DAY: Ottis and Faf were just AB’s messengers

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SPORTS DAY: Ottis and Faf were just AB’s messengers

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Ottis, Faf relayed AB offer to selectors

Ottis Gibson and Faf du Plessis put in an offer from AB de Villiers to return to national duty for the World Cup‚ but it was rejected by the selectors. “For Faf du Plessis and Ottis Gibson to share AB’s desire to be included in the squad on the day we announced our World Cup squad on April 18 was a shock to all of us‚” a Cricket SA release quoted selection convenor Linda Zondi as saying. SA’s team management clarified that “at no point did Ottis and Faf want AB in the team”. “They simply just relayed the message to Linda”...

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