AB de villers not soo limitless.

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On the eve of Pak-RSA match, Dale Steyn compared AB de Villiers to the character with various superhuman powers as in the The Matrix trilogy. “Oh, man, it’s like watching The Matrix movie, really,” he said. “. Like he just doesn’t understand how good he is. There is no roof or cap on how good he can possibly be. He’s limitless in what he can do.”

Limitless with the bat, it would seem during the last year, but as a leader of this South African team de Villiers is limited. As is his team, like on evenings such as this when they collapse in what should be a straightforward chase. And when the others don’t stand up, even de Villiers – superhuman, freakish, Neo-like de Villiers – is not guaranteed of lifting South Africa.

After the loss, which leaves South Africa needing to beat UAE in their last league match of the Word Cup, the skipper looked a defeated man.

“I hate losing. I really do,” said de Villiers, his eyes flushed but his cheeks reddening as he controlled burning emotions. “So I have nothing good to say about the team at the moment. I’m very disappointed. Even though I scored some runs, I’m disappointed in my own performance. I should have finished it off. I’ve done it before so many times. Just couldn’t cross the line tonight. Hopefully, we’ve got four games left in this World Cup, and still an opportunity to lift the trophy. We’ve got opportunity, like I said before, to fix things against UAE, to play a really good game of cricket and go into the quarterfinals with a good fresh mindset, and mindset of believing we’re the best team here. I still believe that, I’ve just got nothing good to say about our performance today.”

South Africa are hurting today, and should be until they meet UAE in Wellington on March 12. De Villiers denied that too much was being asked of him as fielder, batsman and captain. “I know I can’t win this World Cup alone. There is no way.” There are limits to his batting in ODIs, we were reminded today. But more than de Villiers the batsman, South Africa need de Villiers the leader, the inspiration, the motivator to drag them forward in a World Cup they were tipped to conquer.

Indian Captain MS Dhoni Retires From Test Cricket

On Tuesday, Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from Test Cricket with immediate effect.

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Soon after the conclusion of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and India in Melbourne, Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from the five-day format with immediate effect, citing he was strained playing all formats of cricket.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been one of India’s biggest and best players, scoring 4876 runs in 90 Test games.

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MSD After Bailing India Out Of Trouble In His Last Test Match

Virat Kohli to take over as Indian cricket captain from January 6, for the rest of the Australian test series in Sydney.

One Thing We Need To Notice:

No farewell matches like Sachin
No Emotional Press Conference Like Dravid.
He came out to bat today. Bailed India out of trouble with his calm batting.. Managed a DRAW for his country..

Then, gave a SMILING Interview in the presentation ceremony.
Praised all his team mates for their effort in the test match.
Didn’t uttered a single word about his retirement.
Then, walked away SILENTLY.

He announced it through a press release so that he avoids talking with the media about himself.

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A pic uploaded by Raina immediately after Dhoni's retirement! Notice the tears in Dhoni's eyes?

Retires 124 short of 5000 runs,
              10 short of 100 Tests,                            
               6 short of 300 dismissals.
But, MS Dhoni doesn’t chase records, they just happen! Like it did in his very last Test innings where Dhoni broke another record – most runs by an Indian captain.

And you said GOOD BYE as a SELFLESS warrior! 
MASSIVE RESPECT MS DHONI!
Thank You MS…

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