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AB de Villiers flourishes his wish to be back in the national jersey

AB de Villiers is in great form in IPL 2021. This time he wants to come back from retirement and is desperate to play in the upcoming T20 World Cup for South Africa. AB bade goodbye to international cricket after playing the Test series against Australia in 2018. However, after having a great rhythm in the IPL this time, AB once again expressed his desire to play for his country.

Despite retiring from international cricket, the cricketer, known as Mr. 3600 is continuing to play in domestic leagues. In all the competitions, he has got good runs. In the last match of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ongoing IPL, he played a devastating inning of 76 runs off 36 balls.

The 36-year-old cricketer said he would return to international cricket immediately after that match. He said he would discuss the matter with former teammate and current national team head coach Mark Boucher.

“I am always willing to play for the country,” de Villiers said. He added, “However, the matter has not been discussed with the Boucher yet in the last few days. I will finish the talk anytime in the IPL. Last year I was asked if I wanted to play. I replied that I might. At the end of IPL, I will see how my form and fitness.”

De Villiers said that Boucher would look at those, performing in his current squad. If there is no place for him then there is no chance. So for now he wants to focus on the IPL.

Boucher also said in an interview a few days ago, ‘We talked about this before AB went to the IPL. The discussion is in quite a good place. AB wants to show the rest of the world that he still can play international cricket by playing well in the IPL. He can still rule World cricket. I told him to go to IPL and do his job. I will talk to him again at the end of the tournament. ‘

After retiring from international cricket in 2018, de Villiers wanted to take part in the one-day World Cup in England. But then the team informed that the 15-member team had been finalized. De Villiers announced his decision too late.

That is why Mr. 3600 announced his decision earlier this time. Boucher also gave him the green signal. Certainly, it’s a cherish for the cricket fans to see him back in the Protea jersey again, and will be a piece of cheerful news if it turns up.

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