South Africa coach Mark Boucher hinted at the return of AB de Villiers to the South African cricket team ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 which is most likely to take place from October in India. Being a cricket fan, you may be aware that AB de Villiers announced his retirement from International cricket almost three years ago. However, the former RSA captain has continued playing T20 leagues across the world.
This player in his superlative form from the last few seasons while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. Keeping this in mind, many cricket experts have excelled in the speculations of his return to the South Africa cricket team for the T20 World Cup.
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Both AB de Villiers and the South Africa team management have talked about the possibility of him returning to the senior national side for the T20 World Cup, which was scheduled to take place last year but got postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the last week as well, Boucher said he had a word with de Villiers before the IPL 2021 and that South Africa is still open to the return of this former cricketer to the national team. However, AB de made a surprise retirement from international cricket in 2018.
AB de Villiers said “If there’s no space for me, then so be it. I haven’t had a chat with Boucher yet. But we are lined up to have a chat somewhere during the IPL. But yes, we have been talking about it. He asked me last year if I would be interested. I said ‘absolutely’.”
On Sunday, AB de Villiers played an amazing knock of 76-runs in just 34 balls with 9 fours and 3 sixes and led the RCB to take on KKR.