One of the world’s explosive batsmen and South African veteran cricketer AB de Villiers has said goodbye to international cricket in 2018, but the fire inside him is not over yet. He has given a glimpse of this in the recently concluded IPL. That is why Mark Boucher, South Africa’s coach and de Villiers’ old partner, is expecting his return.
When Boucher was asked about the return of de Villiers after IPL’s brilliant form, he said that he is involved in international team selection discussions and if he continues to play good cricket in the franchise league then he can return to international cricket. Huh.
The South African coach told that AB was in discussion before Covid, to be honest, when he is playing good cricket is always in the news. Although I did not discuss him at all, he is playing in the IPL. His IPL was also very good.
Boucher said at a press conference that there was a discussion about the selection of de Villiers before Covid-19. Interestingly, there were reports that ABD was keen to play the 2019 World Cup, but in the end, his name did not figure in the main team.
Let the 36-year-old cricketer bat for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and scored 454 runs in 15 matches. During this time, his average was more than 45 while the strike rate was also 158. He also scored five half-centuries with match-winning innings this season.