Daryll Cullinan: Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers are not friends

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Former Proteas batsman Daryll Cullinan has publicly criticised former Proteas captain Faf du Plessis.

Cullinan was critcised by du Plessis last year. This week, Cullinan questioned the portrayal of du Plessis’ friendship with fellow former Proteas captain AB de Villiers.

Du Plessis and de Villiers were peers at Afrikaans High School (Affies) and University of Pretoria before playing professional cricket.

“One of the worst-kept secrets in the world of cricket is the contempt and the poor relationship he has with AB de Villiers. They’re not friends. Faf threw AB under the bus at school still,” Cullinan said during an interview with The Cricket Nomad.

My opinion is that he worked AB out as captain and my opinion is that I think AB wouldn’t come back if Faf was captain. Faf portrayed this friendship, there’s no friendship there. That’s one of the worst-kept secrets.”

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The 56-year-old Cullinan, who played 70 Tests and 138 ODIs from 1993 to 2001, is undergoing medical treatment for cancer.

“I’ve been dealing with prostate cancer. Just out of the blue, a routine check, and then got diagnosed,” he added.

Go and get tested. Have your blood samples taken. I had no noticeable signs of it. There must be hundreds of thousands of men out there with no noticeable signs that are living with it until it’s too late.”

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