In a wonderful news for the Cricket fans, AB de Villiers, former South African Captain, has hinted at International comeback in a recent interview. AB De Villiers is also known as Mr. 360 for his dynamic hitting and in the 3TC match organised by CSA, Mr 360 pulled off a brilliant match winning knock of 61 runs off just 24 deliveries.
He was one of the hottest topics of debate in last year’s World Cup 2019. First, the South African captain announced an untimely retirement form the game just a few months before the World and then – after watching his team crumbling in the league stages – offered to come out of retirement. But then South African coach Ottis Gibson was not in the favour of giving someone deserving’s place to him.
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However, a complete overhaul of Cricket South Africa this year has again opened the gate of international comeback for the star batsman. He was also in talks with the current South Africa team coach Mark Boucher over the same, before CoViD-19 hampered any further development.
But his exploits in the historical 3TC match has reopened the comeback debate. When asked about the same, de Villers said that he hopes to make an international come back and enjoy the game like he has done throughout his life.
“Let’s hope so. I don’t know what to expect to be honest. It’s been a quiet few months and nothing has been really properly scheduled but I would just like to get out there and play cricket,” the former South African captain stated as quoted by businesslive.co.za.
Even after the retirement, the 36-year old has continued to participate in high profile Cricket leagues like IPL and Big Bash League continuously and this participation has done enough to keep him in the contention of international comeback.
The 36-year old is also hopeful of the CoViD-19 situation improving in the time to come and till then, he has continued his daily routine of hitting gym and keeping himself fit for every opportunity that comes his way.
“That’s what ultimately it is about. There is a lot of talk, but for the meantime I will stay fit in the gym and make sure I hit cricket balls and stay in form. The rest depends on the organisers and other uncontrollables like the virus‚ so hopefully it moves on and we can get back to as normal as possible in no time,” he added.