Pakistan great blasts AB over World Cup offer

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MAY 27: South Africa captain AB de Villiers hits out during the 2nd Royal London One Day International between England and South Africa at The Ageas Bowl on May 27, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Southampton – Former Pakistan star Shoaib Akhtar accused former Proteas star batsman AB de Villiers of putting money over his country.

It has emerged that De Villiers contacted Proteas coach Ottis Gibson and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis to tell them he was willing to come out of retirement.

But it was agreed that De Villiers, who retired from international cricket last year, had left it too late to be called up because it would not have been fair to other players who had featured against Pakistan and Sri Lanka ahead of the World Cup.

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