AB De Villiers not playing in PSL?

Why AB De villiers not playing in Pakistan Super League?

ab de villiers pakistan super leagueAs sad as it sounds, AB de Villiers will not be featuring in the second season of Pakistan Super League after having not put his name in the PSL Draft which will be held later in October. De Villiers had missed the first season of the PSL as well.

South Africa’s all-round batsman, de Villiers, who can play in either of the three formats with utmost ease and has the ability to play shots 360 degrees around the wicket, has opted to rest out the period during which the PSL 2017 will be played.

De Villiers has been struggling with a few fitness issues including an elbow injury that has meant he has had to withdraw from a few of the series South Africa has been involved in. He missed the home series against New Zealand before having to rest from their ODIs against Australia at home. That will be followed by De Villiers missing out on the tour of Australia where the two teams feature in three Tests including South Africa’s first ever day-night Test match in Adelaide.

With his injury being an issue and a huge season coming up for South Africa, one needs to understand de Villiers’ decision to skip T20 competitions around the world could be an attempt to prolong his international career.

Not so long ago, a disgruntled de Villiers had indicated his international career was in jeopardy because of the amount of pressure he was facing with his young family in tow. However, he did retract it later by saying it was his frustration speaking. He had also admitted he did not realise how his injuries snuck up on him, and that he was looking to recover from about five-six injuries including a shoulder injury that has been troubling him for a few months.

De Villiers had said he believed he could go on playing cricket despite those injuries but he has had to stop now and try to take some time off from cricket. And one of the first things he has done is to reduce his participation from T20 cricket including the PSL.

There is one other reason though and that could be the bigger one. South Africa have two series they play in February-March 2017 – around the time that the PSL will be played. South Africa host Sri Lanka in a series that ends on February 10 before they leave for New Zealand for a series to begin on February 17 – so anyway he does not have the time to feature in the Pakistan Super League season two.

Hope to watch his feature in the third edition of the PSL then, don’t we?

53 comments… add one
  • Younis Mahar Aug 9, 2017, 10:58 am

    Peshawar ZALMI is Needing YOU AB DE VILLIERS

  • Younis Mahar Aug 9, 2017, 10:56 am

    I Want You Look You In PSL 2K18 AB please Ab You Beauty Oh Yes Ab

  • Anonymous Jun 30, 2017, 6:09 am

    Ab Please play in PSL 2018 please You play in Peshawar Zalmi I Am big fan of you

  • Soban Ahmad May 21, 2017, 11:31 am

    Sr.Villier please play PSL from Islamabad United because i like Islamabad and it requires your talent.I hope you attend my request…….

    • shayan May 27, 2017, 11:27 am

      I am student of class five I am very men my faviourt player AB you play in Kashmir I am kashmire plz play in Kashmir my hobby in cricket right hand all rounder fast bolder plz plz play in Kashmir plZplz

  • Soban Ahmad May 21, 2017, 11:29 am

    Sr.Villiers please play Pakistan Super League………….We miss you al lot in psl ……..

  • nomi ansari May 10, 2017, 1:46 pm

    AB de plzzz psl khalna aao

  • Mateen Apr 17, 2017, 9:27 am

    Ab De Villiers please come and play with karachi kings side I love you

    • SIRAJ AFRIDI May 8, 2017, 7:59 pm

      Ab plz come to PSL 3 PESHAWAR ZALMI

  • ali Apr 12, 2017, 12:40 pm

    ab plz play for peshawar zalmi

  • babar Apr 10, 2017, 5:17 am

    please next year played for Karachi in PSL

  • Waqad Ali Mar 30, 2017, 1:38 pm

    A.b plzzzzzzz come and play psl 3.

  • Hamed Mar 18, 2017, 1:20 pm

    AB de Villiers, Mr. 360, HUGE fan of yours! AB if you ever play in PSL, please play for Quetta’s side, PLEASE! BTW keep getting better and better, dont let your age effect your play! 😉💚💛

  • Fareed khan Mar 4, 2017, 10:51 am

    Zalmi is best plz play from ZALMI site
    Good luck
    Have a nice day

  • Muneeb warrich Feb 28, 2017, 3:04 pm

    plz play in lahore

  • salman shahid Feb 25, 2017, 6:08 am

    ab plz ajau psl of da peshawar zalmi team

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  • Adil Shehzad Feb 24, 2017, 4:24 pm

    Mr 360.Please Come & Join the Party.”Entertain”us with your Swashbuckling
    Performance As You Are A Modern Great Peak Of Your Powers

  • Adil Shehzad Feb 24, 2017, 4:22 pm

    Mr 360.Plzzz Come & Join The Party”Entertain” us With Ur Swashbuckling BAtting Performance ,as we see u a Modern Great Against Any Oppositon

  • abbas Shah Feb 22, 2017, 4:38 pm

    AB ap PSL maen zaroor ao

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2017, 6:18 am

    plzz play psl plz plz plz

  • shahrukh khilji Feb 20, 2017, 4:15 pm

    AB de Villiers plz u join Karachi king I hope u come to psl

  • Abfan Feb 18, 2017, 2:31 pm

    Just come to PSL and play in any side

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2017, 12:16 pm

    AB DE VILLIERS please come on in Karachi team please please

  • UMAIR khan swati Feb 13, 2017, 5:02 pm

    Ab de villiers Plz Ap isalmabad United ke taraf se khalen

    • Mir Hassan talpur Feb 14, 2017, 11:36 am

      Ab de plz ap Karachi kings le taraf SE khalen ap or gayle Pat NY ship

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