Serious allegations against AB de Villiers
The issue of caste discrimination in South African cricket is again at the center of the discussion. Some serious allegations against AB de Villiers are also circulating over the internet. AB de Villiers is also been accused after former captain and current director Graeme Smith.
Khaya Jondo, a 30-year-old batsman, claims that captain de Villiers threatened to return to the country in the middle if he was included in the squad for the 2015 tour of India. South African media News24 Cricket reports quoting former South African President Norman Arends.
It is said that right-handed batsman Jondo was named in the XI before the 5th ODI in Mumbai. The batsman had to be dropped from the doorstep of his debut due to the reluctance of captain de Villiers.
Injured JP Duminy and Khaya Jondo were replaced by Dean Elgar in the XI. Dean Elgar got the chance with a 60-match break. Before that, he had the experience of playing 5 ODIs.
After such treatment of Jondo, several cricketers came together and sent a letter to Cricket South Africa. It is mentioned that Jondo was included in the squad to meet the quota of black cricketers in South Africa. Which is just to carry water, not to give place in the XI.
Although he made his debut in 2016, Jondo’s career has come to a halt in 5 ODIs played for 6 years. Despite scoring 142 runs at an average of 35.50, he did not get another chance after the match against Zimbabwe in October 2016. Recently, former Proteas batsman Ashwell Prince also raised the issue of Jondo’s mistreatment in a Twitter post.