AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers confirms his return to international cricket

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AB de Villiers shared his desire to play for South Africa once again almost three years after he announced his retirement.

The former South Africa player has last played for South Africa in the Johannesburg Test against Australia in March-April 2018. However, in the next month, he decided to hang his boots at the age of 34.

But, in his late 30s, the Pretoria-born right-handed batsman has been showing that he has a lot of cricket left in him. Currently, he has been playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

However, he has said that he would speak with Mark Boucher, the South Africa head coach about this.

“It will be fantastic to play for South Africa again, I will be speaking with Boucher late end of IPL – last year, he asked me whether I am interested and I said ‘absolutely’,” AB de Villiers told in the post-match press conference.

“I had a lot of fun out there” – AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers

In the match against KKR on Sunday, AB de Villiers awarded the Player of the Match after his unbeaten 34-ball 76 with nine fours and three sixes helped his side won the match by 38 runs after posting a huge total of 204 runs on the board in their allotted 20 overs.

He came to bat in the 13th over after Devdutt Padikkal’s dismissal and added 53 runs with Glenn Maxwell, who also scored 78 runs off 49 balls.

“I had a lot of fun out there. It helped with Maxi playing well upfront and it made it really easy and gave the guys confidence that it’s not unplayable. It’s difficult when you come into games like these where the wicket tends to be a bit slow, you gotta break the shackles individually which some of our players did tonight,” he again shared.

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“It was definitely a better wicket, probably not a 200 wicket. I surprise myself sometimes and you just gotta go out there and give out your best the most important thing is I enjoy myself and I love playing for this team,” AB de Villiers concluded.

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