The legendary South African batsman has thrown light on his post retirement innings in a recent press conference.
ABD popularly known as Mr.360 is well renowned for the wide variety of shots which he executes with utmost perfection.This South African batsman had shocked the entire world with his sudden announcement of retirement earlier this year. Many cricket fans were highly unhappy with this decision of the legend and badly wanted him to make a comeback soon.
His absence certainly has created a huge void in the South African dugout and can definitely not be filled up easily.
De Villiers took this shocking decision when he was in spectacular form in all the formats of the game. However it was his plan beforehand to take retirement when he would be in good form. He hence justified this reason of his by saying that it was the most appropriate time to give the youngsters a chance in his place.
He had however revealed that he would continue playing T20 games held worldwide. Recently he had announced in social media about his plans to play the T20 league in Pakistan to start from February.
The fans however had been wishing the star batsman to make a comeback soon. Rumors had also brewed about the same in the recent past. However De Villiers has made everything clear recently. He has discarded all possibilities of making his appearance in international cricket once again, thereby standing firm in his decision. He also revealed about not having any such plans of entering into the coaching world in the recent past. He would however keep entertaining his fans in the T20 format by making his appearances in them quite often.
“I am not making a comeback and definitely not interested in coaching – will be playing t20 tournaments on offer.”
This declaration by the cricketer has shattered hopes of nations who were willing to hire him as their national coach. Who wouldn’t want him as a mentor ? The one who has had a sparkling career both with the bat and as a terrific fielder. The fans although equally disappointed however can see some glimpses of his cricketing action in the T20 format for some more years to come.