AB de Villiers, who retired from international cricket earlier this year, will return to action as he will lead Tshwane Spartans in the opening edition of the Mzansi Super League.
Meanwhile, since his retirement, there were speculations whether he would play cricket anymore. However, he has squashed all the reports making himself available for the T20 franchise tournament across the globe. Furthermore, his stint with Tshwane Spartans will mark his return to competitive cricket since his retirement.
AB de Villiers will lead the Spartans, who will look to start the tournament on a high. He has enough experience as captain as well as a player. He has led South Africa 124 times in international cricket in addition to playing in IPL since 2008.
“I try to lead from the front and rely on the experience I’ve picked up over the years,” he said. “I believe I’m a decent man-manager when it comes to understanding players’ strengths and weaknesses. I’m looking forward to it. It’s an exciting challenge, and I’m ready for it,” De Villiers added.
Furthermore, AB de Villiers also expressed his delight to participate in the franchise league of his own country.
“I think it will be a great game and I am looking forward to it,” de Villiers said. “The quality of cricket in the Mzansi Super League is going to be good. It’s very exciting, I am very happy to finally be part of the tournament that I believe will help South African cricket development and give youngsters incredible exposure to play with some of the world superstars,” he concluded.