De Villiers all ready to talk with Boucher for his South Africa return
Former South Africa batsman AB de Villiers is all ready to talk with national team coach Mark Boucher about his return in international cricket during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
South Africa star batsman de Villiers announced his retirement from international cricket in 2018. Since then, he has been actively involved in T20 leagues all over the world. Recently, there have been reports that the world-class cricketer is set to come back from retirement.
“I haven’t had a discussion with [Boucher] yet, but we are lined up to have a chat somewhere during the IPL,” De Villiers said.
“But, yes, we already talked about it last year. He asked me if I would be interested, and I said ‘absolutely’.
“At the end of the IPL we will have a look at where we are at with regards to my form, my fitness, and also the situation with his team.
“He has to get the best 15 together, and look at the guys that have been performing well over the last while. If there is no space for me, so be it. If I can slot in there, it’ll be fantastic for all these things to fall in to place.
“I am waiting to hear from Bouch towards the end of the IPL, and we will plan accordingly,” he concluded.
However, the 37-year old de Villiers has been in superb form for his team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) again as his unbeaten 76 off 34 balls with 9 fours and 3 sixes made sure RCB’s third straight win in this year’s IPL on Sunday against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).