De Villiers rejects retirement talk


South Africa one-day captain AB de Villiers has rejected rumours he is set to quit international cricket, but concedes he may be forced to reduce his workload.

Newspaper reports in South Africa claimed De Villiers was set to call time on his illustrious Proteas career.

The man himself insists the speculation is not strictly true, but has suggested he will reassess his hectic schedule.

"There are a lot of rumours flying around but for the last two or three years, the only talk I've been doing is [about] keeping myself fresh and having a bit of rest here and there," he told SuperSport.

"The most important thing for me is to just enjoy my cricket. 

"Moving forward, it's important to look at my schedule. That's the talk in the camp, maybe for me not to play all kinds of cricket.

"If I play all the IPL [Indian Premier League] games, I do get tired towards the end of the season and so that's the only thing I've been talking about over the last while - to keep myself fresh and to keep enjoying the game.

"I love representing my country and nothing has changed."

De Villiers returned to the role of wicketkeeper for the ongoing Test series against England, having previously given up the gloves to concentrate on his batting.