South African legend AB de Villiers makes shocking revelations, disclosing that he played last two years with retinal detachment in his right eye

Renowned South African cricketer AB de Villiers recently disclosed a surprising revelation, sharing that he participated in the last two IPL while grappling with a retinal detachment in his right eye. His son accidently hit him on the right eye.

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AB de Villiers shocked the cricketing world with a recent revelation about playing with a retinal detachment in his right eye for almost two years. The former South African batter disclosed that his elder son accidentally hit his heel on his right eye, causing the detachment.

Despite the blurry vision and the risk of permanent eye loss, de Villiers continued to play, even participating in the IPL during the 2021 season. In a video on his YouTube channel, de Villiers expressed how the condition affected his consistency, stating that he was lucky not to lose his eye permanently, as he was just a bump away from it.

De Villiers vividly described how the world appeared blurry when viewed through his right eye. The challenges mounted, but luck favored him, preventing the permanent loss of his right eye.

In a candid video on his YouTube channel, AB de Villiers opened up about the impact of his eye condition on his performance, especially during the IPL 2021 season. He confessed to a loss of consistency, attributing it to the retinal detachment.

De Villiers is happy with the open-mindedness of the South African Management

De Villiers highlighted the positive shift in the current South African team management's approach compared to his twilight years in international cricket. He commended the open-mindedness of the current coaching staff, emphasizing the importance of players putting up their hands and playing essential games with urgency.

Furthermore, de Villiers expressed his delight at the prospect of former South African captain Faf du Plessis potentially returning to the national team for the T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the USA next year.

He highlighted the positive changes in the current South African team management, emphasizing the open-mindedness and the emphasis on winning the World Cup, as opposed to just competing. De Villiers believes that the availability of players like Du Plessis and Quinton de Kock could significantly enhance South Africa's chances of ending their ICC trophy drought.


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