T20 World Cup is something I don’t want to commit to at the moment: AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers said that their were several factors involved from a personal perspective due to which he couldn't contribute to cricket as much as he should have done.
Updated - May 1, 2020 10:30 am
AB de Villiers, the former batsman from South Africa has been the talk of the town since long now. There are rife speculations that he will soon come out of his retirement and play for the Proteas once again. Moreover, it was expected that he will be available for the upcoming T20 World Cup. But the tournament itself is in doubt now due to the Coronavirus pandemic and De Villiers is no mood to commit to anything.
The 36-year-old announced his retirement from all forms of cricket back in 2018. It was a shock for the cricket fans, who thought he would play in the 2019 World Cup that was to be held in England but that was not the case. However, he continued to play different T20 cricket leagues across the globe like BBL, MSL, IPL and others.
AB de Villiers recalls a conversation with Mark Boucher
In the latest interview, AB de Villiers said that the things might suddenly change if the T20 World Cup gets postponed to 2021. At the moment he doesn’t want to commit anything regarding his comeback due to his poor experiences from the past when he was really hurt. The 33-year-old added the fact that he committed a mistake for taking some steps that he wasn’t fully sure.
“Yes things might change if the tournament [T20 World Cup] gets postponed to 2021, I don’t know. To be honest, it is something I don’t want to commit to at the moment because of past experiences… really getting hurt in the past. I sort of burnt myself in the past by committing to certain things I wasn’t 100% sure of… not communicating as well as I wanted to, to the right people at the right time,” AB de Villiers said as quoted by India Today.
He also recalled a question that Mark Boucher asked him during MSL 2019 that if he has still some cricket left in him that can help South Africa. He cited that there were several factors involved due to which he didn’t contribute as much as he should have done.
“He asked me where does this come from and why do I love the game so much. He asked me ‘Doesn’t it mean you still have a story to tell at the international level?’. I told him ‘I have never closed that book I always wanted to play’. I had some obstacles to cover in the last 3-4 years from a personal point of view. I always loved playing cricket and always loved hitting the cricket ball. There were a lot of other factors involved with me not contributing to the game as much as I should have,” he added.