AB de Villiers was in line to play the T20 World Cup: Quinton de Kock

AB de Villiers was in line to play the T20 World Cup: Quinton de Kock

De Villiers retired from international cricket in May last year citing exhaustion from the workload that he had often complained about.

Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers
Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

The speculations surrounding Mr. 360, AB de Villiers’ possibility of coming out of retirement for next year’s T20 World Cup have been increasingly ascending. After Faf du Plessis confirmed that AB is already talking to key figures in South African cricket to explore the probability of coming out of retirement and the new head coach of South Africa Mark Boucher saying he would be open to asking De Villiers to play in the event, it is South Africa’s limited-overs captain Quinton de Kock now conjecturing the likeliness of AB’s return.

The 27-year-old has mentioned that AB de was very much in contention to make the South Africa squad for the now postponed T20 World Cup. He talked about the concerns of being an international captain, apart from his keenness to be a part of the IPL. He also shared his views on why he was not fervent to take over the South African Test captaincy.

Captaining all three formats, in general, takes its toll: Quinton de Kock

Talking to the Star Sports show ‘Cricket Connected’, Quinton de Kock retorted that he did not want to burden himself with too many responsibilities on being asked what his thought process was while saying no to Test captaincy. He also added that he was satisfied with leading the Proteas in the limited-overs formats.

“I think it is to much work to be honest. I have to be the wicketkeeper, go up in the batting order. Captaining all three formats in general takes its toll. I don’t think I am the guy who can lead all three teams. I think I am pretty happy with T20s and ODIs,” told the wicketkeeper-batsman.

Any team would love to have AB de Villiers in their team

Quinton de Kock was further asked if he would have liked to have AB de Villiers in the South African side if the T20 World Cup had happened this year. He responded by saying that the mesmerizing batsman was definitely in the discussion for a spot in the lineup.

“He was definitely in line. If fit, I would have loved to have AB de Villiers. I think any team would have loved to have AB de Villiers in their team. While we were pushing for him, now we will have to see when the T20 World Cup is going to happen now,” said the newly appointed limited-overs captain.

De Villiers retired from international cricket in May last year citing exhaustion from the workload that he had often complained about.