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Thursday, 14 January 2016 - 15:07
AB de Villiers admits thoughts of retirement
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Brendon McCullum is about to depart international cricket, and his fellow master blaster AB de Villiers could follow suit.

The new South African captain has confirmed a report suggesting he was contemplating retirement was on the mark.

AB de Villiers has hinted he may follow Brendon McCullum and quit international cricket while also issuing a plea to the game's bosses to protect the test format.

The South African batting genius has picked up the reins of the test side for the third clash with England after Hashim Amla stepped down, but the 31-year-old won't commit to the game long-term as he contemplates his future.

He said talk swirling of him retiring from the international scene contained "a little bit of truth" after struggling with the demands and pressures over the last few years.

"There has been a few rumours floating around and in most rumours there is always a little bit of truth," De Villiers said at a media conference ahead of the third test in Johannesburg.

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