• AB: Let’s wait and see what happens

    Former Proteas captain AB de Villiers alluded to returning to international cricket ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.

    De Villiers suggested coming out of international retirement earlier this year in an attempt to be selected for South Africa’s squad for the T20 World Cup.

    Head coach Mark Boucher then noted a willingness to accommodate De Villiers’ return and insisted his availability must be made known after the Indian Premier League.

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    ‘Let’s wait and see what happens. My focus is on the Indian Premier League at the moment and helping Royal Challengers Bangalore realise our full potential. Then we will sit down and have a look at the rest of the year and see what is possible,’ De Villiers was quoted by Sportstar.

    De Villiers retired from international cricket in 2018 and has since been busied by various stints in T20 domestic leagues around the world, including the IPL, Bangladesh Premier League, Pakistan Super League and Australia’s Big Bash League.

    ‘The mental and physical demands on the leading players are massive these days, but each player must decide what he can and can’t do,’ added De Villiers.

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