Proteas duo in Wisden's Top 5 cricketers of the decade

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Jan 02, 2020, 05:44

Cape Town - Legendary Proteas duo AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn have been named in Wisden's Top 5 cricketers of the decade.

The South African duo joined Australian batsman Steve Smith, Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Australian women's all-rounder Ellyse Perry.

Steyn became the only specialist bowler to be named as one of the five Wisden cricketers of the decade.

The Proteas fast bowler entered the decade (2010) as the world's No 1 Test bowler and finished his red-ball cricket career in 2019.

In August, Steyn announced his retirement from Test cricket, but is still available for the Proteas in limited overs cricket.

Steyn played 93 Tests for the Proteas - ending with 439 wickets - the most in the long format by a Proteas bowler.

"He entered the decade ranked as the No 1 Test bowler in the world and held on to that position for another four years... it's his feats in Test cricket for which he will be best remembered, and for the passion and skill with which he played the game. Tearing in relentlessly, eyes popping, veins bulging, stumps splattering," said Wisden writer, Jo Harman.

Meanwhile, De Villiers retired from all forms of international cricket in 2018, but still remains one of the most popular cricketers in the world.

De Villiers played 114 Tests, 228 One-Day Internationals ODIs and 78 T20s for South Africa.

The 35-year-old retired with a Test average of 50.66 and an ODI average of 53.50.

De Villiers ended his career as the No 2 ODI ranked player in the world and as the second highest run-scorer behind Jacques Kallis with 9 577 runs.

Jan 02, 2020, 05:53

AB 360 arguably one of the all-time greats added to the prestigious Wisden list....just wonder how anyone could call a South African hero, a South African great, one of your own....a cunt?


Jan 02, 2020, 08:36

Who did that Denny?

Jan 02, 2020, 13:38

It's the same fella notorious for his copy and paste's jobs, ja, claims he's very knowledgeable in cricket but rarely posts anything of substance except to poke you in the eye when you inadvertently make a petty mistake. He'll be here shortly to apologize...oh, but don't hold your breath no no no right now he's doing the deep dive.

Jan 02, 2020, 17:49

Amazing that the Proteas spurned the late WC application from one of the Cricketers of the Decade.  Dumb is forever.

Jan 02, 2020, 20:48

Biggest mistake ever ignoring AB’s hand

Jan 02, 2020, 21:03

Wonder why "Baldy" was not mentioned.

What an omission to make in such a highly rated cricket forum.

Oh well I am sure they will correct that next time round by adding Bavuma to the top five.

Jan 02, 2020, 23:26

Arthur Fartur, I know you're always itching to add your five cents, unfortunately there's a downside to free speech, but if you must, could you leave the discussion to the intelligent amongst us, people who actually add to the debate, those who know and understand cricket or for that matter rugby.

Your habit of slanting a topic in a racist direction has been noted....its become a bore, if you must then start a new topic in a different that Fartur?


Jan 02, 2020, 23:29

Moz.....not sure if you're aware that there have been ongoing discussions with AB 360 about playing in the upcoming 20/20 WC.

Jan 03, 2020, 00:37

Shame you poor excuse of a man.Go and play with yourself.

Jan 03, 2020, 00:43

Fartur, thought you said you were going to ignore me.

What happened?

Jan 03, 2020, 02:45

Listen you District Six Retard their is no racist slant in my comment.

Amla was a waste of a bat in his last few years and Bavuma (just because you meet his Dad) has yet to deliver and earn his place as a batsman in the Proteas side.

Any racial overtones that you refer to are purely between your two ears and in your genes.

Just to be clear the most Racist Bigoted folks in the world are the BLACKS and their offspring and slime-balls like you.

Now get the batteries for that piece of equipment you ordered and get some relief you arsehole.

While you are about it stock up on the batteries as you need a ton of relief.

Sure hope that it helps you recover.

Slippery Wanker.

Jan 03, 2020, 10:10

Fartur, thought you said you were going to ignore me. Weak. very weak, it only lasted a week.

Is that because you've garnered some support? Yes, that's to be expected from a weakling like you.....just too weak to fight your own battles. Get it into your head that you're a racist, unashamed racist......and a Liar.

Ordered what? Nice try sound like a desperado trying to pin something on me.... but go ahead, keep making an arse of yourself with that one, everyone knows the truth. 

Now listen up moron, what I want you to do before you take flight again is to read the board.....nothing more. That way you can't make a fool of yourself. Leave cricket and rugby to those who know.


Jan 03, 2020, 17:38

Hey Coconut,

Trust you don't consider yourself one of the in the "know folks"

Finish and Klaar.

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