De Villiers of South Africa abruptly retired from international cricket in 2018.
De Villiers wanted to return from the World Cup last year, but the board did not approve
Dainik BhaskarJan 14, 2020, 07:16 PM IST Sports Desk. South African batsman AB de Villiers may soon return to international cricket. There are also indications that he may be part of the team in the T20 World Cup. The batsman, known as ABD, said that he is in touch with the team's new coach Mark Boucher and captain Faf Duplessis. De Villiers is currently playing the Big Bash League for the Brisbane Heat in Australia. "I will be very happy to be back in the South African team," he said. He plays Virat Kohli's team Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.
De Villiers scored 40 off 32 balls while playing his first match in the Big Bash League. Later spoke to the media. On the question of withdrawal from retirement, he said, “I would love to return to the team. There is a lot to be done about it now. ”Cricket South African director Graeme Smith has also spoken to him.
During the World Cup, de Villiers had said- I want to support the team, the performance of South African team in World Cup 2019 was not good. De Villiers' statement came in the middle of the World Cup. He had said, "I want to support the team in this difficult period." However, the board ignored his proposal. Recently, Captain Duplecy had admitted that he had a conversation with de Villiers during the World Cup, in which his return was the issue. Boucher also hinted at de Villiers' return.