After the Australia tour of South Africa, Proteas realize that their T20 form would not help them to win the T20 World cup 2020. As Australia beat South Africa in the T20 series that held during February 2020. The situation had risen after the retirement of some key individuals who had carried the Proteas. Imran Tahir, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy are some of the players who have retired from international cricket. But, the early retirement of the South African skipper AB de Villiers has definitely impacted the side heavily.
AB de Villiers Comeback
The 36-year-old had retired from international cricket in 2018. He did try to get into the South African squad before the World Cup 2019. However, the team management didn’t let him. In the end, the World Cup turned out to be disastrous for the Proteas.
Since Mark Boucher signed up for the role of head coach, his aim has been to take the side in the right direction. Boucher has openly expressed his desire to have Mr.360 back in the side. Former skipper Faf du Plessis, also expressed his interest to have the retired star back for the ICC T20 World Cup.
ABD is in focus on IPL 2020
While playing in the Big Bash League 2019-20, the right-handed batsman had said that there have been talks of his comeback to international cricket. The comeback would see him primarily focusing on winning the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 for the South African side.
Previously Mark Boucher set the deadline(Post IPL) for AB de Villiers final chance to get back in squad. It seems scattered due to the postpone of IPL, where as fans expect him to get back to action for the upcoming T20 world cup.
“Let’s wait and see what happens. My focus is on the Indian Premier League at the moment and helping Royal Challengers Bangalore realise our full potential. Then we will sit down and have a look at the rest of the year and see what is possible,” De Villiers said as quoted by Sportstar.
Talking about his decision of retiring, he said, “Each player must consider his own circumstances and make his own decision. I reached a point where I wanted to see more of my wife and two young sons and seek a reasonable balance between family and cricket. The mental and physical demands on the leading players are massive these days, but each player must decide what he can and can’t do.”