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'My Son Accidentally...': AB De Villiers Opens Up On When He 'Started Losing Vision', His Sudden Int


Former South Africa batter AB de Villiers is undoubtedly one of the finest cricketers in the history of the sport. Making his international debut in 2004, de Villiers went on to play 114 Tests, 228 ODIs, and 78 T20Is, scoring 20014 runs for the Proteas. Apart from this, the wicketkeeper-batter is widely popular for his heroics in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore. De Villiers, who is known by the nickname of 'Mr 360', announced his retirement from international in 2018 and later called time on his IPL career in 2021.

However, in a recent interaction with Wisden Cricket, de Villiers revealed the details of an injury that affected his vision. He stated that his son had accidentally kicked him in the eye, which declined his vision.


"My youngster accidentally kicked me on my eye with his heel. I started really losing vision in the right eye. When I got the surgery done the doctor actually asked me, ‘How in the world did you play cricket like this?'. Luckily my left eye did a decent job for the last two years of my career," de Villiers told Wisden Cricket.


In another video, AB de Villiers mentioned how he had a blurry vision in his right eye after that injury. he went on to say that during the IPL, he would often look at the scoreboard to test his eyesight.



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