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South Africa seamer Morne Morkel has rubbished a report in the South African media that AB de Villiers is set to retire from Test cricket after the ongoing series against England.
Rapport, an Afrikaans newspaper, reported that several of de Villiers’ current and past team-mates had informed them that “events in recent years have led him to seriously reconsider his Test future”. However, Morkel made it clear that this is not the case.
“I think it is a story. He is still very keen to play for South Africa and to break records,” Morkel said.
Rapport also claimed that the pace duo of Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander are considering retiring after the series against England, but Morkel was not asked about either of his pace bowling partners.