AB de Villiers, a versatile South African cricketer, said on Sunday that making an international return ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup would be “fantastic.” The T20 World Cup will take place in India in October and November. “It’ll be wonderful if I can slot in,” de Villiers said after another match-winning innings for his Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the IPL in Chennai.
Even if he is unable to make a return, the prolific batsman said that he would be fine.
De Villiers, 37, reported that he would speak with South Africa head coach Mark Boucher towards the end of the IPL.
“I’m very interested; in terms of my shape and health, we need to get the best 15 together, and we’ll make plans accordingly. I’m chatting with Boucher as the IPL draws to a close “Added he.
Boucher pointed at a potential international return for de Villiers on Friday. Boucher, a former South African wicketkeeper-batsman, has also disclosed what he discussed with the RCB star ahead of the IPL 2021 season.
“Before he went to the IPL, I spoke with him,” Boucher said.
“The subject is still up for discussion. Since AB is the type of person he is, he wanted to do well in the IPL to show himself and everyone else that he is still a major figure in world cricket and that he can rule at that level “Boucher had said previously.
De Villiers announced his retirement from international cricket in May 2018. Before announcing his sudden retirement, he played 114 Tests, 228 ODIs, and 78 T20Is.