AB de Villiers has dismissed rumours about his Proteas return.
Rumours emerged when De Villiers was selected as a Proteas marquee player for the Mzansi Super League, with many fans hoping that the 34-year-old – who retired in May – would make his return for the World Cup.
De Villiers put the rumours to bed at the Tshwane Spartans launch.
‘There’s no comeback,’ De Villiers said on Thursday.
‘I made the mistake of saying “never say never.”
‘It’s a philosophy I’ve always followed. I never look too far ahead. It came out horribly wrong and suddenly it was headlines in India. It’s not cool.
‘I certainly don’t want to confuse anyone around the cricketing world and especially not the Proteas,’ he continued.
‘It would be very selfish and arrogant of me to throw around statements that I’m still keen to play a World Cup. No one is that good that they can just walk back into a national team.
‘I’m focusing on the now and I’m very happy where I’m at in my life. I’m never saying “never say never” again!’
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