Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, better known as AB de Villiers, who is currently enjoying his life off the pitch after announcing retirement from all formats of international cricket, says young players need to make tough choices to succeed as there are always a lot of distractions which come their way.
"There are a lot of distractions that any player must navigate in their career. It can feel like everyone wants a piece of you when you get closer to the top," de Villiers told IANS in an e-mail interview.
"When you enter the public stage, there is a lot of pressure on your shoulders to perform at the highest level every time. Any young player looking to succeed needs to make tough choices, work hard and always stay focussed. Starting a family and recovering from injury, I managed to find a balance," he added.
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After his stellar-run in the 6-ODI series against South Africa, India captain Virat Kohli now breaks another Sachin Tendulkar record. Kohli aggregated 558 runs in the series against South Africa— the most by a batsman in a bilateral ODI series. This includes three centuries as well.
Following such tremendous performances with bat and as captain, Kohli breaks 900 point barrier in ICC ODI batting rankings. He becomes the first Indian to earn more than 900 points in the ranking; breaking previous best by an Indian of Tendulkar of 887.