When AB de Villiers retired from international cricket in 2018, he said that he wanted to concentrate on his family and other commitments away from the game. But it seems like the South African has changed his mind and is ready to make a comeback in the IPL.
AB de Villiers has confirmed his return to the RCB unit for the next season of IPL 2023. The South African has played a pivotal role for the franchise since 2011 and has managed to win a lot of games on his own alongside Virat Kohli in the team. He announced his retirement from international cricket in 2018 but went on to play franchise cricket for the next three years for RCB and in 2021, he bid adieu to all forms of cricket. “I am glad to hear Virat confirmed it. To be honest, we haven’t decided on anything yet. I will definitely be around IPL next year. I am not sure in what capacity but I am missing getting back there,” De Villiers told VUSport.
“I have a heard a little bird tweeting, saying that there might be some games in Bangalore. So I would love to return to my second hometown and watch the full capacity stadium there at the Chinnaswamy again. I would love to return, I am looking forward to it,” he added.
AB de Villiers is one of those players who can change the way a game goes just by switching gears at any point of time during a match.