AB de Villiers hints comeback in World Cup T20
New Delhi : South Africa's star batsman AB de Villiers has added fuel to the speculations over his possible comeback from the international cricket retirement for this year's T20 World Cup.
De Villiers made his Big Bash League debut with a 40 off 32 in a win for the Brisbane Heat. While speaking at the event ceremony, he said that he would love to come out of his retirement for the world cup.
"I would love to. I've been talking to 'Bouch' (new South Africa coach Mark Boucher), (new director of cricket) Graeme Smith and (captain) Faf (du Plessis) back home, we're all keen to make it happen. There's a lot that needs to happen before that becomes reality," de Villiers was quoted as saying by Cricket.com.au.
This comes a month after Faf du Plessis admitted that there are talks going to convince AB de Villiers to come out of his retirement and play for South Africa in the upcoming World Cup.
Recently, head coach Boucher was quoted talking in favour of AB de Villiers return. "When you go to a World Cup, you want your best players playing for you. If I feel he is one of your best players, why wouldn't I want to have a conversation with him?"
Before South Africa goes to the world cup, they will be playing six T20I against England and Australia at home in February, and five more against the West Indies in August.