Cricket South Africa wants AB de Villiers to lead Proteas again
South Africa’s devastating batsman AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket in May, 2018 but of late there has been talks of an imminent return in the national team. In addition to this, Cricket South Africa has asked him to lead the national cricket team again for upcoming days.
But the former captain wants to make sure that he is in a good form and perfect to lead the team. Although he has been playing franchises cricket league since he retired.
In a magazine interview, he says,
“The desire is there from my side to play for South Africa and have been asked by Cricket South Africa to lead the Proteas again. The most important thing to me is that I have got to be in top form and I have got to be better than the player next to me. If I feel I deserve my spot in the side, it becomes much easier for me to feel that I should be part of the playing XI,”
“I have not been part of the national team for a while and I feel that it’s important for myself and for other people to see that I am still good enough to be there,” he added.
South African coach Mark Boucher also said earlier that AB de Villiers would be considered in the national team for upcoming T20 world cup which will be held in Australia. But in wake of COVID-19, De Villiers is still not sure when next round of cricket will be played.
“However, with the virus going around, I don’t know what’s going to happen with the schedule,” he signed off.
The dashing batsman De Villiers, has played 114 Test matches, 228 ODI international matches and 78 T20Is so far for South Africa. He is called Mr.360 degree for his fabulous batting style.