CANBERRA: Known as Mr 360, AB De Villiers is likely to play international cricket once again as he is in talks with Cricket South Africa (CSA)’s new management.
While talking to cricket.com.au after scoring 40 from 32 balls on BBL debut in Brisbane, De Villiers disclosed that he might play the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup. “I would love to make an international comeback. I’ve been talking to ‘Bouch’ (new South Africa coach Mark Boucher), (new director of cricket) Graeme Smith and (captain) Faf (du Plessis) back home, we’re all keen to make it happen,” the 35-year-old said. “It’s a long way away still, and plenty can happen – there’s the IPL coming up, I’ve still got to be in form at that time. So I’m thinking of throwing my name in the hat and hoping that everything will work out,” he added.
De Villiers clarified that he can’t guarantee whether to be a part of South Africa’s bunch for the T20 World Cup. “It’s not a guarantee, once again. I don’t want to disappoint myself or other people, so, for now, I’m just going to try and keep a low profile, try and play the best possible cricket that I can and then see what happens towards the end of the year,” he maintained. It must be noted here that according to some reports, De Villiers also made himself available for selection before the ICC Cricket World Cup last year.