Many cricketers will have to face repercussions because of the coronavirus pandemic. Among them is the former South African veteran AB de Villiers who was likely to make a comeback in the national team, to play the 2020 T20 World Cup 2020. The global ICC event is lined for this year in October.
Well, as the speculations are going on, there are chances that the T20 World Cup might be postponed because of the rapid increase in the spread of the deadly virus. Although the mega event is set to be played at the end of this year, there are probabilities that the virus will live long and might trigger the event as well.
So, de Villiers is concerned that if the tournament shifts to next year, it will be hard for him to make a return to the Proteas team.
“If the tournament is postponed to next year, a whole lot of things will change. At the moment I feel available but at the same time, I don’t know how my body will feel then and if I will be fit,” he told Rapport.
“If I am 100% as good as I want to be, then I will be available. But if I am not, I won’t open myself up to that because I am not the type of person who does things at 80%,” he added.
AB de Villiers Wants To Prove Mark Boucher:
The 35-year old is not only concerned about his fitness, but he also wants to prove himself to make a comeback. He wants to show the South African head coach Mark Boucher that he deserves the place in the team because of his capability.
“I can’t walk into the team. Like every other player, I have to work for my place and deserve it. I’ll have to do the trials and show Boucher I’m still good enough. They should choose me because I’m really better than the guy next to me,” he said.
“I last played cricket in January and may not play for the next three months. My situation may be changing and I might get to a point where I have to tell Bouch I was interested and I would like to play a role but I’m not going to play myself,” he concluded.
AB de Villiers last played international cricket in 2018. Since then, he has been playing in the franchise leagues across the globe. In January, he last played for Brisbane Heat (BH) in the Big Bash League 2019-20.