Former Proteas favourite AB de Villiers has not ruled out coming out of international retirement.
The batsman and former captain called it quits in 2018, but caused a stir ahead of last year’s World Cup after it was revealed that he wanted to return for the tournament.
However, he and the Proteas hierarchy have been in contact and discussed the possibility of him returning for the T20 World Cup in September.
That is, of course, all on condition that the Australia-staged event goes ahead as the world faces the coronavirus health crisis.
Speaking to Indian publication IANS, De Villiers admitted that he will assess his possible return after playing in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).
He says: “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.”
A chat with a wise man from India. Thank you @SadhguruJV for this beautiful message about our country & continent. Truly inspiring for all of us here. SA is excited to welcome you on April 4th. Also thanks for the tip to win the lotto😀— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) March 9, 2020
The IPL has been postponed from 29 March until 15 April.