"I thought definitely he would retire after the 2019 World Cup.But when he made his comeback and did so well in the home summer in South Africa, had a really good IPL, I didn't even think about it," Smith told Cricbuzz."To lose a player like AB, he's irreplaceable."There are also quality players there but it's like taking Virat Kohli out of the Indian team."SA lose an X-factor player, who can single-handedly win you a game."The 2019 World Cup gets underway next May.
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