Written byParth Dhall ·
The stylish right-handed batsman had announced his retirement from international cricket in May 2018.
However, rumors about his comeback have been doing rounds.
Here is more on this development.
"I have had chats with him and we will probably know pretty soon what is going to happen with him. If we are going to a World Cup, I would like to have our best players there," Boucher was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
The 36-year-old reiterated that he made last moment efforts to join the scheme of things ahead of the World Cup.
He offered to come out of retirement, but his proposal was rejected as it would have been unfair on the young lot.
The Proteas had a huge void to fill after de Villiers called it quits.
Moreover, Dale Steyn's prolonged injury impacted the already dejected South Africa.
Ahead of a dreadful World Cup campaign, they suffered a whitewash in a home Test series against Sri Lanka.
Later that year, they were cleaned up in a Test series for the first time on the Indian soil.
AB de Villiers has been in terrific form in the domestic T20 leagues following his retirement.
He scored 326 runs at 46.42 in the Mzansi Super League 2019-20 in South Africa.
He also featured in the Big Bash League 2019-20.
AB was in decent touch during the IPL 2019 as well. He piled up 442 runs in 13 matches at 44.20.
AB de Villiers will be looking to pair up with Virat Kohli and entertain the Indian crowd in the upcoming IPL edition.
The 360-degree batsman was retained by RCB ahead of the recently concluded auction.
The South African selectors will be keen to see him in action as a significant IPL campaign could make his case stronger for the World Cup.
"If AB is in good form and he is raring to go, and he makes himself available for the time we have asked him to be available; if he is the best man for the job, then he must go," Boucher said.
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