AB de Villiers - No back issues from keeping

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Rager, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Rager

    Rager Administrator Staff Member

    [FLOAT-RIGHT][IMG-CAPTION][​IMG]AB de Villiers: "They [the media] have made a massive thing out of it. My back's not fractured and there are no missing bones. I've needed rest" [/IMG-CAPTION][/FLOAT-RIGHT]AB de Villiers has denied that keeping wicket affects his back, despite the prognosis that the wear and tear that sidelined him for three weeks was a result of an increased workload. De Villiers wants to continue as the Test gloveman despite his chronic condition and appears conflicted by what its seriousness may mean for his future in a dual role.

    The tour of England - in which De Villiers kept in all three Tests, five ODIs and three T20s - and the World T20, where South Africa played five matches, meant he had three months of continuous action. De Villiers' back took such a beating that Mohammed Moosajee, the team manager, confirmed that if the trip to Sri Lanka had not been a major tournament, de Villiers would have been sent home earlier. Moosajee, who is also a medical doctor, said the cause of the injury was "overuse".

    The national management asked for de Villiers to undergo a 21-day rehabilitation programme with no game time. He completed it last Friday and did not play any Champions League T20 matches, which led to him being declared fit for the match against Australia A that starts on Friday. De Villiers is expected to bat at No. 5 and take the gloves in all three Tests on the tour, and is confident his back will hold up.

    "They [the media] have made a massive thing out of it. My back's not fractured and there are no missing bones. I've needed rest," de Villiers said defiantly in Sydney, before conceding that the condition has lingered for a while and remains a worry.

    "It has been an issue for a long time now. It's something I've got to look after and manage really well for the next few years. I don't believe the keeping has played a massive part in that. I've felt a similar kind of thing with my back when I'm fielding. It's not really the wicketkeeping. I've worked even harder in the field. It has been a few years coming now that this back [problem] has been developing into something serious. That's why I needed a few weeks at home. I've got enough issues with my back to have needed that rest."

    Rest of the article here - http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia-v-south-africa-2012/content/current/story/589257.html

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    Awesome news!! AB, time to kick some butss!
     
  2. Binning

    Binning Arkham Knight Staff Member

    Sweeet, will love to see AB in action....

    Media needs to back the Fudge off.....cooking up random stories :choke:
     
  3. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

    I think this is more likely to be not true tbh.
     
  4. Rager

    Rager Administrator Staff Member

    Well your tbh can be wrong too. :truestory:
     
  5. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

    Horrah! Lets make him keep in our World XI! :dry:
     
  6. Rager

    Rager Administrator Staff Member

    Yea... :dry:

    Dhoni should take the keeping spot.
     
  7. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

    I don't rate Dhoni, and I think the fact that you view him as better than Prior is laughable, but even I'd have him over AB.
     
  8. Rager

    Rager Administrator Staff Member

    Prior is another level mate. :adore: He is gun!!!
     
  9. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

    :kidding: So :yuno: pick him.
     
  10. Rager

    Rager Administrator Staff Member

    Pick him for what? :ffry:
     
  11. Binning

    Binning Arkham Knight Staff Member

    best wicketkeeper
     
  12. Rager

    Rager Administrator Staff Member

    Done.
     
  13. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

  14. U2one100

    U2one100 New Member

    What is the point?
     
  15. Rager

    Rager Administrator Staff Member

    He is just mocking him :rofl1:

    He thinks Prior > all others.
     
  16. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

    The point is, he's an injured crock and he averages 30 when keeping. Why would you want to screw him over so much? :yuno:
     
  17. U2one100

    U2one100 New Member

    He ahs played very little as keeper. Need more matches to make a proper validation. Anyways he is the most talented batsmen among all who do wicket keeping duties. I pick him in a heart beat and this is just virtual. Not like I've to care about his future or something! :cook:
     
  18. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

    And in the very little matches he played, he got injured. :kidding:
     
  19. Rain.

    Rain. New Member

    Prior is a damn F.T.B
    Dunno why people rate him.
     
  20. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

    Number of innings when Matt Prior has scored a sole 100 in the innings - 3

    Number of innings when AB de Villiers has scored the sold 100 in the innings - 1

    Dunno why people rate AB.


    You can say anything about any player to make them look not so good. Prior is most certainly on another level, and if you think someone averaging 30, who also seems to be getting injured from keeping is a better bet, you're insane.

    I'd rather have Tim Paine keeping for my World XI.
     
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