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De Villiers was in line to make comeback with T20 World Cup: de Kock

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Harish Kotian
July 22, 2020 20:28 IST
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'If fit, I would have loved to have AB de Villiers.'

AB de Villiers

IMAGE: AB de Villiers retired in 2018 but speculations over his return to South Africa refuse to die down. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

South Africa's captain in the shortest format Quinton de Kock said AB de Villiers could have come out of international retirement for the T20 World Cup 2020, which has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

This year's Twenty20 World Cup, which was scheduled to begin in Australia on October 18, was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday.

De Villiers retired in 2018 but speculations over his return refuse to die down.

"He was definitely in line. If fit, I would have loved to have AB de Villiers," de Kock said on Star Sports.

"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."

During the Big Bash in January, de Villiers had himself confirmed that he was considering making a comeback.

"There's a lot that needs to happen before that becomes reality, I would love to," de Villers had said after making his BBL debut for Brisbane Heat.

"I've been talking to Bouch (Mark Boucher), Graeme Smith and Faf (du Plessis) back home. We are all keen to make it happen, it's a long way away still and plenty can happen - there's the IPL coming, I've still got to be in form at that time. I'm thinking of throwing my name in the hat and hoping everything will work out.

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