South African captain Faf du Plessis has confirmed there are discussions taking place to coax AB de Villiers out of retirement for the T20 World Cup scheduled to be held next year. Du Plessis said conversations were being held to ensure the return of star player de Villiers in the team.
"Those conversations have been happening two or three months ago. Obviously Test cricket is the most important thing right now but T20 cricket is a different beast. The T20 World Cup is not too far away and there isn't a long list of T20 internationals over the season. Those conversations have taken place and they will take place before the next T20 international series starts,” he said.
One of the greatest batsmen to play the game, de Villiers announced his retirement from international cricket last year after a stellar career in all formats. He later tried to withdraw his retirement in a bid to play for South Africa in the 2019 World Cup but his offer was rejected by the selectors.