De Villiers awaits Boucher talks on SA return

Afp, Chennai

20 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

AB de Villiers Sunday said it would be "fantastic" to return to playing for South Africa ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup as he awaits a discussion with national coach Mark Boucher.

The veteran batsman, who retired form international cricket in 2018, smashed a match-winning unbeaten 76 as the Royal Challengers Bangalore thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders by 38 runs in the Indian Premier League.

"We have been talking about it. Already last year he asked me if I would be interested and I said 'absolutely'," De Villiers said after being named man of the match in Bangalore's third successive win this season.

"I am waiting for Boucher towards the end of IPL and then we will plan accordingly."

The T20 World Cup is scheduled to played in India between October and November.