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AB de Villiers, South Africa limited-overs skipper, welcomes birth of his second child

AB de Villiers, South Africa’s limited-overs skipper, has welcomed the birth of his second child, John Richard de Villiers in Johannesburg.

cricket Updated: Jul 21, 2017 14:47 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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AB de Villiers, the South Africa limited-overs skipper, welcomed the birth of his second child, John Richard de Villiers in Johannesburg.(AB de Villiers Instagram)

AB de Villiers, South Africa’s ODI skipper, has welcomed the birth of his second child, John Richard de Villiers in Johannesburg on Friday. de Villiers, who returned home after the end of the Champions Trophy in England, took to Instagram and posted, “Now we are 4!”

De Villiers married Danielle in 2013 and the couple have a two-year old son, Abraham de Villiers, who is two years old.

The South African limited-overs skipper skipped the ongoing four-Test series against England as he aims to stay fully fit and guide the Proteas to a World cup title in 2019. de Villiers is expected to meet Cricket South Africa at the end of August and announce his decision on his playing future.

De Villiers has not played Test cricket since the England series in January 2016. He missed subsequent tours of Australia, New Zealand and the current series in England as he aims to nurse a chronic long-term elbow injury. In the recently concluded Champions Trophy 2017, South Africa were knocked out in the league stages and the skipper managed just 20 runs in the three games. Although he had a consistent return in the three T20Is against England, South Africa lost the series 2-1.

Currently, South Africa are playing four Tests in England and the series is currently tied 1-1. England won the first Test in Lord’s while South Africa bounced back with a record 340-run win in Trent Bridge. The third Test begins on July 27 at The Oval.

First Published: Jul 21, 2017 14:47 IST