After his shocking retirement earlier this year, AB de Villiers reportedly could well make a comeback to the international cricket in 2019. As per a report in crictracker.com, de Villiers might play the ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in England next year. The report cited Sports Tak as the source and said the former star will take the final call on his return to international cricket in January next year. Is Virat Kohli Planning an Early Retirement? His Comments Post Ind vs Wi 1st ODI Suggest So!
Vikrant Gupta, the sports editor in Aaj Tak, revealed during the review the first (One-Day International) ODI between India and West Indies that de Villiers might make a comeback. If it ever happens it will be a boost to struggling South African side ahead of the World Cup.
Having retired from the international cricket, de Villiers has decided to feature in the various T20 leagues around the world. The right-handed batsman will be seen in action in South Africa's new T20 tournament. He was named as one of the 12 leading players for South Africa's new Mzansi Super League Twenty20 tournament. De Villiers will also join the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019.
Meanwhile, De Villiers believes that India’s upcoming tour of Australia will be challenging. “India have a very good chance. They came to South Africa and probably played better cricket in the three-Test series. They lost in England but once again that first Test was on a knife’s edge and could have gone either way which would have changed the complexion of the series. It (Aussie tour) will be challenging but they have the ability to win there,” said AB de Villiers.