Mr. 360 reveals that Cricket South Africa asked him to lead the side again.Click To Tweet
South Africa asked De Villiers to lead the team again. Cricket South Africa has asked De Villiers to lead the national team again but Mr. 360 refused the proposal and said that he wants to ensure his place first in the team.
AB De Villiers, the destructive batsman, has taken retirement from the international level in May 2018. But last year, De Villiers wishes to play for his side in the World Cup.
Cricket South Africa ignored De Villiers at that time by saying that it will demoralize the younger players.
South Africa Head coach Mark Boucher indicated earlier about De Villiers, to coming back from retirement to play the WCT0I.
South Africa asked De Villiers to lead the team again:
AB De Villiers reveals this in Star Sports ‘Cricket Connected’ show.
“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.” De Villiers said in Star Sports Cricket Connected show.
AB De Villiers has played in 114 Test matches, 228 ODI, and 78 T20Is for South Africa and accumulated 8,765 runs, 9,577, and 1,672 runs respectively.
De Villiers feels that he will only return to side if he is good enough to make a come back in the international side.
“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 the spot in the team it becomes much easier for me to become the part of my side.” De Villiers added.
“I have not part of the proteas for a while and I feel that’s important for myself and for other people to see that I am still good enough to be there,”
Mark Boucher and the Director of Cricket South Africa, Graeme Smith also want De Villiers to in the side.
De Villiers was ready to take part in the cash-rich League (IPL) but due to coronavirus outbreak it is postponed indefinitely and T20 World Cup is too might be affecting form this deadly virus.
“However, with the virus going around, I don’t know what going to happen with the schedule.” De Villiers said in Star Sports Cricket Connected show.