South African hitter AB de Villiers has once again reiterated his desire to play the T20 World Cup by the end of the year in India. De Villiers has been in exceptional form in the current edition of the Indian Premier League, playing a major role in the Royal Challengers Bangalore taking first place that reignited talks of a potential return to international cricket.
On Sunday (April 18), the 37-year-old was once again impressive in his role as RCB number 5 as he beat an unbeaten 76 with just 34 balls to propel them to a big win. After the match, de Villiers confirmed he will discuss his return with former team-mate and current national team manager Mark Boucher. “I haven’t had an argument with Bouchy (Mark Boucher) yet.
We’re lining up to have a chat somewhere during the IPL, but yeah, we’ve talked about it,” de Villiers said. “Last year, he asked me if I was interested. And I said” absolutely “. And at the end of the IPL, we’ll take a look at where we are in terms of my fitness and fitness. “Also, the situation with his team – he has to look at his guys who have been doing well in the last period,” he noted. “If there is no room for me, so be it. If I can fit in there, it would be great if all of these things fell into place. I am waiting for Bouchy towards the end of the IPL, and then we will plan accordingly.” After his retirement in 2018, de Villiers attempted at the last minute to participate in the
in England. However, the team management and the recruiters agreed in unison that it was too late to welcome the hitter into the 15-member team. During the ongoing T20I series between South Africa and Pakistan, Boucher confirmed that he had a word with the veteran before leaving for the IPL. “The conversation is still very open,” Boucher said. “AB being the person he is, he wanted to perform very well at the IPL to prove to himself and everyone else that he is still a key figure in world cricket and can dominate at that level. I told him: ‘Go do yours. what and I’ll give you a shout towards the end of the IPL and I’ll see where you are. ‘