AB de Villiers steps down as ODI captain


PV Sports Desk : AB de Villiers stepped down as South Africa’s one-day captain but is making himself available for international selection in all three formats, reports BBC.
The 33-year-old, who was captain for six years, says it is “time for someone else to take the ODI side forward”.
He missed South Africa’s Test series defeat in England because he “needed a bit of time away from the game”.
But De Villiers, speaking on Facebook, said he feels “refreshed and revived”.
De Villiers, who has more than 8,000 Test runs at an average of 50.46, has not played a Test since January 2016.
He played for the Proteas in the T20 series against England last month and captained the ODI side in the Champions Trophy, where they failed to reach the semi-finals.
In a statement he defended accusations he has been “picking and choosing when to play”.