18 Sep
2020

AB de Villiers speaks about comeback to South African side

first_imgTHE South African cricket team is going through a bit of a transition period. The situation had risen after the retirement of some key individuals who had carried the Proteas. Imran Tahir, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy are some of the players who have retired from international cricket. But, the early retirement of the South African batsman AB de Villiers has definitely impacted the side heavily.Recently, while playing in the Big Bash League 2019-20, the right-handed batsman had said that there have been talks of his comeback to international cricket. The comeback would see him primarily focussing on winning the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 for the South African side.Since Mark Boucher signed up for the role of head coach, his aim has been to take the side in the right direction. Boucher has openly expressed his desire to have ABD back in the side. Former skipper Faf du Plessis, also expressed his interest to have the retired star back for the ICC T20 World Cup.Speculations were that de Villiers will play some international cricket before the start of the IPL but that didn’t happen. With the cash-rich league being postponed till April 15, RCB player opened up on the possibility of an international comeback.“Let’s wait and see what happens. My focus is on the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the moment and helping Royal Challengers Bangalore realise our full potential. Then we will sit down and have a look at the rest of the year and see what is possible,” de Villiers said as quoted by Sportstar.For now, it seems AB is planning not to hurry into making any decision. The 36-year-old had retired from international cricket in 2018. He did try to get into the South African squad before the World Cup 2019. However, the team management didn’t let him. In the end, the World Cup turned out to be disastrous for the Proteas.Talking about his decision of retiring, he said, “Each player must consider his own circumstances and make his own decision. I reached a point where I wanted to see more of my wife and two young sons and seek a reasonable balance between family and cricket. “The mental and physical demands on the leading players are massive these days, but each player must decide what he can and can’t do.” (CricTracker)last_img read more

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14 Aug
2020

Kurt Klein, 51, formerly of Oxford: June 20, 1963 – June 13, 2014

first_imgKurt KleinKurt Klein, 51, of Waynoka, OK, formerly of Oxford, KS, died Saturday, July 13, 2014, in Waynoka, Oklahoma.Graveside Memorial Services will be at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Oxford Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the Waynoka Ambulance Service 1759 Cecil St., Waynoka, OK 73860 or may be left with the Oxford Funeral Service. For further information please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com.Kurt Douglas Klein was born June 20, 1963, the son of Lloyd Dean and Lodean (Lofton) Klein in Winfield, KS. He graduated from Oxford High School and attended Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City. Kurt was a machinist and maintenance mechanic at Boeing in Wichita. He moved to Waynoka where he was employed as the Water Superintendent at the City of Waynoka. On February 24, 2014 he was united in marriage to Sharlotte Bolar at Taloga. He was a member of the Oxford Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Oxford Mason Lodge #165, then later transferred to the Waynoka Lodge #422, and was a 32nd degree Mason with the Wichita Scottish Rite Center. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lodean Klein and his brother, Victor Klein. Surviving to honor his memory is his wife, Sharolette of the home, his father, Lloyd Klein and his step-mother, Diana of Udall, KS; step-daughter, Myka Seiger and Waylon of Waynoka, OK; 2 step-grandchildren, Shelby Seiger and Landon Seiger, brother, Jerry Klein of Udall, KS; nephew, Brad Klein and niece, Becky Klein, great nephews, Hunter and Jace Klein and great niece, Lila Klein.last_img read more

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