AB de Villiers undecided on Proteas return despite a huge 3TC knock
De Villiers has returned once again with the master blast smashing a rapid 61 to lead his Eagles side to the gold medal. Cricket fans around the world were expecting their cricket hero with such type of return. The unique three teams match has amused the fans and cricketers himself. Even AB de Villiers was surprised with the tournament.
“I was surprised a few came out of the middle of the bat. I had a few nets leading up to this game, so I wasn’t completely cold. It was scratchy early on, but once I got started it was like riding that bicycle that I missed so badly,” said De Villiers, who has been retired from international cricket since 2018.
“Honestly, it was just great to be out there. Now that I’ve started I am definitely going to keep in the mix of practising and try to get that form at the top level of what I can be.”
Proteas opener Aiden Markram along with De Villiers shared a hugely-entertaining partnership and top-scored on the day with 70. Their partnerships has reminded the historic parterneship for the Proteas during the historic Test series against Australia a couple of years ago. After the match now there has been a question among Proteas fans be able to watch De Villiers and Markram in tandem on a more regular basis going forward or not.
“I don’t know what to expect to be honest. It has been quite a few months now and nothing really has been properly scheduled yet,” De Villiers said.
“Obviously I would just like to get out there and play cricket. There are lots of talks, but in the meantime, I will stay fit in the gym and hit cricket balls. Hopefully the virus moves on and we can get back to as normal as possible in no time.”
There was great speculation earlier this year that De Villiers would come out of international retirement to be ready for the ICC T20 World Cup originally scheduled for later this year.