AB de Villiers Opts out of Taking Part in the Big Bash League (BBL) 2019-20
Retired international cricketer AB de Villiers who was part of the IPL 12 as he played the whole season for the Royal Challengers Bangalore has decided to not take part in Australia’s Big Bash T20 League as per reports in cricket. Com.au. Despite playing franchise cricketer all across the globe, De Villiers decided to opt against playing the Big Bash League.
There were several BBL franchises who showed big interest in buying the services of AB de Villiers. Despite plying his trade for the Royal Challengers Bangalore recently in the IPL, the former South Africa star decided to opt out of the Big Bash League.
It was in last April that AB de Villiers decided to retire from international cricket which took the whole cricketing world by shock. Despite his retirement, AB de Villiers is one of the sought after cricketers in the T20 League all across the globe and will continue to take part in this global T20 Leagues. Popularly known as Mr 360, AB de Villiers has the ability to play shots all across the wicket which makes him one of the finest batters of all time.
Ever since calling it quits from international cricket, AB de Villiers appeared in the inaugural Mzansi Super League as the leader of Tshwane Spartans. He then flew to UAE and was the global ambassador for the new Emirates T20 League. He also took part in the Bangladesh Premier League and appeared for the Rangpur Riders. De Villiers then flew back to UAE for his first stint in the Pakistan Super League. AB de Villiers also appeared in the Caribbean Premier League.
In the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League, the cap of recruiting foreign players has been increased to six from four to include more foreigners in the tournament. However, only a couple of overseas players can be included in the playing XI.
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