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De Villiers ponders his future as South Africa skipper

By Staff Reporter

AB de Villiers may have just inherited the South African Test captaincy but concerns over burnout mean he is refusing to commit to the post beyond the current series against England.

Having only taken the captaincy following Hashim Amla's resignation in Cape Town, De Villiers could yet pass it up after the next two Tests.

"There have been a few rumours floating around and in most rumours there is always a little bit of truth," he said on the eve of the third Test in Johannesburg.

"It is not just in the last while, in the last two or three years I've been searching for the right answers to play a little bit less cricket in one way or another, to keep myself fresh and to keep enjoying the game.

"I've found myself on the pitch in the past few years, every now and then, not enjoying myself as much as I should be and that raises concerns. I'm still very committed. To the job? I'm not sure."

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