Fanie de Villiers represented South Africa between 1993 to 1998 © Getty Images
Fanie de Villiers represented South Africa between 1993 to 1998 © Getty Images

Former South African fast bowler Fanie de Villiers has claimed that he does not believe the reasons behind Allan Donald’s sudden resignation as the current squad’s bowling coach after four years at the helm. Former South Africa pace spearhead Donald on Tuesday shocked with his decision to step down from his post. He was appointed in June 2011 as part of Gary Kirsten’s management team and continued in the role under Russell Domingo from August 2013. Allan Donald quits as South Africa’s bowling coach

Donald said that it was the right time to move on and thanked the players, coaches and Cricket South Africa for their support over the years, Sport24 reported.

Donald had said that he has had some time to reflect after the World Cup and has come to the conclusion that the time is right to move on, adding that it was always a big dream of his to work in the South African cricket environment after his playing days and insisted that he was incredibly honoured to be given the opportunity. Varun Aaron can have a fruitful IPL 8, believes Allan Donald

Donald said that the last four years had been the best of his life and being involved with South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was a goal he had set his sights on. Donald also said that he was blessed to have worked with the best bowling attack in the world over a four year period and leave with fond memories and experiences, particularly getting to the top of the ICC Test rankings. ICC World Cup 2015: Philander’s inclusion was to meet race quota, says Mike Horn

De Villiers, however, found it hard to believe Donald’s reasons in the official press release. He said that he does not believe it at all, adding that it wouldn’t surprise him at all if there’s another story behind Donald’s decision. De Villiers claimed that Donald would have earned a lot of money as bowling coach of the national team and he doesn’t think one just turn ones back on that.  Ashwell Prince likely to replace Andrew Hudson as CSA’s convenor of selectors

Donald is currently in India, working as the bowling coach of Indian Premier League team, Royal Challengers Bangalore, the report added.