South African batsman AB DeVilliers turned down his international comeback plans after getting worried over snatching away someone’s spot in the T20I side, head coach Mark Boucher informed on May 18, Tuesday.
De Villiers retired from all international cricket in May 2018 but has been active in franchise T20 leagues. When he was playing for the RCB in IPL 2021, it was rumored that he was in discussions with Mark Boucher (SouthAfrica Coach) over a possible return to international cricket towards featuring in the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to be held between October-November in India.
Mark Boucher, former teammate of De Villiers, told The Citizen “the veteran cricketer wasn’t comfortable with the fact that a player who has been with the squad in recent times will have to make way for his inclusion”. “AB has his reasons, which I respect. Unfortunately, he’s no longer in the mix. I say unfortunately because I think we all agree that he’s still one of the best, if not the best T20 player in world cricket,” Boucher said.
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