IPL 2020: ‘The game needs you back,’ India coach Ravi Shastri wants AB de Villiers to step out of international retirement - watsupptoday.com
IPL 2020: ‘The game needs you back,’ India coach Ravi Shastri wants AB de Villiers to step out of international retirement
Posted 13 Oct 2020 01:13 PM

13-10-2020
IPL 2020

AB de Villiers got the world of cricket talking once again with his incredible knock for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday. De Villiers plundered 73* off 33 balls with five fours and six sixes to set the stadium ablaze. His knock propelled RCB to 194, a total which was enough for them to beat KKR comprehensively – by 82 runs. Clearly, everyone was talking about de Villiers being at his belligerent best.

This is de Villiers’ third half-century of the season in seven matches, and judging by his fine form in the IPL, India head coach Ravi Shastri believes the time is right for de Villiers to end his retirement and return to play international cricket for South Africa. Shastri is convinced that de Villiers’s return is needed for international cricket in ‘these trying times’.

“Now, that the penny has dropped. What one saw last night was unreal. And the feeling is the same waking up. @ABdeVilliers17, the game in these trying times or otherwise needs you back in the international arena and out of retirement. The game will be better off,” Shastri tweeted on Tuesday.


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