The cricket world was thrown into a tizzy when a newspaper reported that the highly-popular batsman and currently the world Number 1 One-Day International (ODI) batsman and Number 3 Test batsman was considering his future in the Test arena.

But Proteas pacer Morne Morkel rubbished the report. Later, commentator and former first-class cricketer Mike Haysman moved to clear up the situation."He's got a back injury that he's got to manage, which is a constant concern for everybody and he says he's going to be looking to lessen his workloads in all three formats.

There is no thought that he will retire from the game as some of the rumors (claim)," Haysman was quoted as saying by yesterday.

Former England captain Michael Atherton said he expects to see more players following in the footsteps of 31-year-old de Villiers and reducing workloads because of the 'unsustainable' pressure of international cricket.

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