South African maverick batsman AB de Villiers broke the hearts of many fans around the world when he announced his retirement from international cricket last year. A surprising decision, the retirement felt as if it came too soon.
However, in a recent interview, the Proteas great has not entirely ruled out a comeback to the game. He has instead laid out an intriguing condition that will determine his participation in the 2023 World Cup.
“How old will I be (in 2023)? 39! I'll come back if MS (Dhoni) is still around (laughs). If I'm still good enough, who knows eh? I was keen to play the World Cup (2019) but I retired, so it was a very sensitive situation. For the last 3 years of my career, I was labeled as a guy who was picking and choosing when I was playing and when not,” AB spoke.
Reflecting back on his stellar career, de Villiers said that he no regrets about taking this decision which was motivated by the toil of a tiring schedule keeping him away from his beloved family.