AB de Villiers was definitely in line for T20 World Cup: De Kock
Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers retired from international cricket in 2018, but he was in the discussion of coming out of retirement to play the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Since the end of the limited-overs World Cup in 2019, there were rumours flying that the former South Africa captain AB de Villiers wanted to play the World Cup, but Cricket South Africa (CSA) rejected his proposal. However, soon after, the dynamic batsman ruled out the rumours and cleared the air.
But when it comes to the T20 World Cup, which was set to happen in October this year the chances were getting higher of seeing AB de Villiers coming back out of the retirement. The player himself revealed that he had the desire to play the T20 World Cup. The discussion now comes into an end as International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday that the tournament has been postponed due to COVID-19.
Meanwhile, South Africa’s newly appointed captain Quinton de Kock revealed that AB de Villiers was definitely in the discussion for a spot in the lineup. He also insisted that he would have loved to see back in the team and playing under him.
“He was definitely in line. If fit, I would have loved to have AB de Villiers. I think any team would have loved to have AB de Villiers in their team. While we were pushing for him, now we will have to see when the T20 World Cup is going to happen now,” De Kock told on a show in Star Sports.
AB de Villiers’ illustrious career came to an end after he announced sudden retirement in 2018 citing exhaustion from the workload that he had often complained about.