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Young players looking to succeed need to stay focussed: AB de Villiers

By Shubham Shah Nov 30, -0001 • 00:00 AM

New Delhi, June 12 (CRICKETNMORE) - Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, better known as AB de Villiers, who is currently enjoying his life off the pitch after announcing retirement from all formats of international cricket, says young players need to make tough choices to succeed as there are always a lot of distractions which come their way. "There are a lot of distractions that any player must navigate in their career. It can feel like everyone wants a piece of you when you get closer to the top," de Villiers told IANS in an e-mail interview.

"When you enter the public stage, there is a lot of pressure on your shoulders to perform at the highest level every time. Any young player looking to succeed needs to make tough choices, work hard and always stay focussed. Starting a family and recovering from injury, I managed to find a balance," he added. His mantra in life has been: "To follow your dreams, to be honest and to work hard at whatever you do. Whether you're on the cricket pitch or at home: being true to yourself is the best."

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