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I’m loving the environment and I hope it’ll continue for long time: AB

South Africa had a miserable day in the 2nd day of the Test match against South Africa as they were bundled out for just 162 runs in their first innings. But there was something else which had hearts on the mouth for many cricket fans around the world when commentator Mike Haysman said this could be AB de Villiers’ last Test series.

But the 34-year old batsman still hopeful of making his Test career long. After the end of day’s play, AB de Villiers who was the last man standing in the first innings appeared in the press conference and said: “I just tried to hang out there today for as long as I could and try and find a partnership with someone. I try and read the situation.”

He added:
“Sometimes it requires me to be more aggressive and other times to pull back and not get out. I was going to be a bit more aggressive towards the end but those last three wickets fell in no time.”

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When asked about his situation:
“The Indian Test series was one of the biggest ones I’ve have played in when it comes to intensity and heat out there. Obviously it [against Australia] is a big series. We haven’t beaten Australia at home. I am taking it one game at a time, I can’t afford to look too far ahead. Loving my cricket, I am loving the environment and hopefully it will continue for a long time”

AB de Villiers believes his side can still turn this around:
“It [the pitch] was good enough to stick out there.If you had game plans in place, you could play. It was an even better surface yesterday. That isn’t an excuse. We were a good enough batting unit out there. I’m pretty sure the wicket is going to get harder over the next two or three days. We’ve got our work cut out tomorrow. We still believe we can turn this around.”

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