A cricket enthusiast, Jamaican star sprinter Johan Blake wants AB de Villiers to retire internationally and represent the South African national team in its upcoming tasks, including the T20 World Cup.
De Villier himself wants to play the T20 World Cup in India later this year and must discuss the topic with national team head coach Mark Boucher at the end of the year. IPL.
“Wow de Villiers is at a different level. Come on, South Africa needs this man,” Blake tweeted after the breathtaking inning of the versatile South African at the IPL in Chennai on Sunday.
Olympic silver medalist Blake, who is also the youngest world champion in the 100 meters, previously expressed his desire to play for the Royal Challengers Bangalore because of They grow kohli and the presence of de Villiers on the sidelines.
“We are scheduled to talk somewhere during the IPL. But yes, we have already talked about it,” said de Villier, who retired from international cricket in May 2018 after leading the Royal Challengers Bangalore to victory over the Knights of Kolkata.
The 37-year-old added: “If there’s no room for me, let it be. If I can put it there, it will be fantastic if all these things fall into place. Waiting (chatting with) Bushi towards the end of the IPL and then we’ll plan respectively. “
Recently, after South Africa’s 3-1 T20I series defeat to Pakistan, Boucher said he had spoken to de Villier before the IPL about a possible return.
“I talked to him before he went to the IPL,” Boucher said. “The conversation is still very open. AB as the person he is, he wanted to perform very well at the IPL, to prove to himself and everyone else that he is still a very key figure in world cricket and can dominate at that level, “Boucher had said.
In May 2018, de Villier announced his retirement from international cricket. He had played 114 tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20Is before announcing his surprise retirement.