Despite lot of talk around AB de Villiers returning to International cricket to lead South Africa charge in upcoming T20 World Cup, the star batsman is yet to make his mind and if the upcoming event is postponed due to global pandemic of Coronavirus he is unlikely to return.
AB de Villiers in an interview with the Afrikaans weekly Rapport , de Villiers said that while form and fitness would be the major considerations around an international comeback.
De Villiers has been linked to South Africa’s T20 plans since Mark Boucher took over the job as head coach in December.
In January, de Villiers told reporters at the BBL that he would “love to” play for South Africa again and would “hopefully be involved pretty soon”.
indications were that de Villiers would be considered for fixtures after the IPL. South Africa are scheduled to play white-ball matches in Sri Lanka in June and five T20Is in the West Indies in July-August.
All those fixtures, including the IPL and the T20 World Cup are in doubt, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and de Villiers warned that his own situation may have changed when professional sport resumes.
“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 was quoted.