AB De Villiers clears the air regarding his International comeback


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One of the most gifted cricketers the game has ever seen, AB De Villiers has given us a lot of memories to cherish. The South African cricketer has been a priced asset for side for many years.

Playing for South Africa, AB de Villiers boasts of a fantastic record in ODIs and Tests, averaging over 50 in both the formats. De Villiers announced his retirement from international cricket in 2018 which caused a lot of disappointment amongst the South African cricket fans.

De Villiers, however, kept playing T20 domestic league and still plays them regularly around the world. Prior to the start of the 2019 World Cup, de Villiers expressed his interests in making a comeback to the national side, however, the team management very categorically rejected his proposal, saying that it would be unfair on the players who have been working hard to get into the world cup squad.

And now with the T20 World Cup lurking, the talks regarding de Villiers’ comeback in the squad have once again erupted. However, this time, it’s the new South African head coach and former player Mark Boucher who wants de Villiers to get back into the squad in a bid to strengthen the squad for T20 World Cup.

While there have been speculations going around on the matter, Ab de Villiers himself cleared the air regarding the same. The South African cricketer said that his focus right now is on the upcoming Indian Premier League and would think about coming out of retirement later.

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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 said as quoted by Sportstar.

On his retirement from international cricket, de Villiers said,

“Each player must consider his own circumstances and make his own decision. I reached a point where I wanted to see more of my wife and two young sons and seek a reasonable balance between family and cricket. 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.” he added.