Mr. 360 the South African great AB de Villiers is keen to make his international comeback. AB de Villiers wants to be in the South African squad for the upcoming T20 world cup. de Villiers announced his retirement from International cricket 3 years back in May 2018. Before that, he was a major part of the South African squad. AB is currently playing in IPL 2021 where he shows his class and brilliancy again and again. He is busy playing so many leagues across the globe throughout the year.
Teams AB de Villiers played for
After his debut, Mr. 360 never looks back. He started playing more and more and showed his class and talent to the world. AB played for so many franchises of different leagues. he played for South Africa, Africa XI, Delhi Capitals, Titans, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Barbados Tridents, Pretoria Mavericks, South African Invitation XI, Tshwane Spartans, Rangpur Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Middlesex, Brisbane Heat. He is currently playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021.
de Villiers career and stats
Right-handed WK Batsman AB de Villiers made his first appearance in an International circuit in 2004. His first appearance was in a test match then ODI and in the last, he made his T-20 debut. His career is full of achievements and records which says why he is said to be MR.360.
AB made his test debut in December 2004 against England. He played 114 test matches for South Africa. In his 191 innings, Mr. 360 scored 8765 runs at an average of 50.66. He scored 46 half-centuries (50), 22 centuries (100), and 2 double-tons (200). His highest individual inning score is 278.
One Day International career
Mr. 360 made his ODI debut in February 2005 against England. He played 228 ODI matches for South Africa. In his 218 innings, Mr. 360 scored 9577 runs at an average of 53.5. He scored 53 half-centuries (50), 25 centuries (100). His highest individual inning score in ODIs is 176.
Twenty 20 career
AB de Villiers made his T-20 debut in February 2006 against Australia. He played 78 T-20 matches for South Africa. In his 75 innings, Mr. 360 scored 1672 runs at an average of 26.12. He scored 10 half-centuries (50). His highest individual inning score in T-20 international is 79.
AB de Villiers keen to make T20 comeback
T-20 World Cup was planned for 2020 by ICC but due to the pandemic, it was postponed at that time. at that time, AB shows his interest to make a comeback in international cricket and be the part of South African T-20 squad for the world cup. The Cricketing board and other members of cricket south Africa think if he wants to take his retirement back, it is totally up to him. If he fulfills the requirements of the board and his form and fitness is enough to be a part of the South African squad then there will be no barrier or egos in between.
South African coach Mark Boucher said that we both are in contact with each other in this regard. As the T-20 world cup now has been planned in October and November this year in India. AB is currently playing IPL 2021 in India and he is in great form as we saw him in the past. He also discussed his interest to be in the South African squad for this T-20 world cup with Mark Boucher. Mark Boucher said to the Media persons that he along with the board members looks into this matter as the IPL 2021 comes to its end.
Experience Matters A lot
For the last few years, after the retirement of some of the South African greats like Hashim Amla, Philander, Dale Steyn, and AB de Villiers, the South African squad looks a little rusty on the ground. No matters what the condition is, away or home, South African players are not able to be on the winning side most of the time. The recent loss of series against Pakistan at home and away in Pakistan is something for the South African board to look at. At this time of need, the inclusion of great AB de Villiers in the squad adds strength and experience to the side as well.
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