WATCH: South African superstar AB De Villiers hints at playing 2023 World Cup under MS Dhoni related condition in a popular chat show.
AB De Villiers, the former South African batsman, had put the Cricketing fraternity in a state of shock and awe, after he retired from all forms of International Cricket in May 2018.
The former South African team captain, is arguably the most revered overseas cricketer in India, courtesy his firebrand nature of cricket and some swashbuckling innings he has played over the years, not only for South Africa, but also for the IPL Franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
He along with India skipper Virat Kohli, have emerged to be the two prime faces of one of the most popular franchise of the 12-year-old, ever-popular, Indian Premier League (IPL).
The shocking exit of South Africa from the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup 2015, is believed to be the prime reason why AB De Villiers bid adieu to International cricket. The World Cup exit was a tough pill to swallow for the 34-year-old, as the entire South African team (including him) were left teary-eyed the moment they lost the semi-final encounter against New Zealand in Australia.
Thank You @gauravkapur , wanted so much more of it even after that extension at 19 mins. !
The last 3 mins or so, how I wish we could’ve him at the World Cup. @ABdeVilliers17 you’ll always be my hero 💜Can’t you just comeback?😭#BreakfastWithChampions https://t.co/l26wsqPkPV
— Anmol Mor (@AnmolMor) May 17, 2019
Nevertheless, De Villiers still continues to entertain his devoted fans by featuring in the various T20 league around the world , including the IPL. Despite retiring, he is still the most feared batsman in bowlers’ eyes, and can alone turn the game on its head.
What did De Villiers say?
In the recent episode of ‘Breakfast With Champions’, AB De Villiers featured as the champion guest in the popular chat show, hosted by Gaurav Kapoor.
Kapoor, in a clumsy manner, asked AB if he ever plans to make a comeback in International cricket, and what about doing the same in World Cup 2023.
The right-handed batsman was taken a tad aback by the question, and with a wide grin responded by saying that though he will turn 39 by then, he would still play provided MS Dhoni is still around (the playing scheme of things).
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 17, 2019
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