AB de Villiers on IPL Retirement U-turn: Former prominent player of South Africa and Royal Challengers Bangalore, AB de Villiers, has ended all rumors regarding his comeback in the IPL 2024. In a video released on his YouTube channel, AB de Villiers clarified that he won’t be returning as a player in the IPL.
It should be noted that the former South African cricketer AB de Villiers was a part of the RCB team since 2011 and last appeared playing for IPL and RCB in 2021.
- AB de Villiers, the former RCB cricketer, confirms no comeback in the IPL.
- Last played for RCB in the 2021 season.
- States decline as one of the reasons.
AB de Villiers, often known ‘Mr. 360’ for his versatile playing style, played pivotal roles in numerous victories for RCB. His absence has been palpable, with fans ardently hoping for a comeback.
He single-handedly helped RCB win many crucial matches, and because of this, RCB fans eagerly await his return. But what did AB de Villiers say about retracting his IPL retirement? Let’s find out through this article.
Commenting on his return, AB de Villiers made a strong statement. Let’s see what he has said.,
“There’s no chance I will make a U-turn from my retirement in the IPL 2024. I had thought about coming back before, but now it’s not possible. I’ve made my decision. Just like I’ve always been loyal to my fans and team throughout my career.”
He added, “Whenever I make a decision, I always remember lessons from my childhood. I was always taught to be clear in my decisions and stick to them.”
He further elaborated on the reasons behind his decision, citing a noticeable decline in his on-field energy in recent times. “I play only two or three months a year. The realization that I might not be at my peak was unsettling. If I can’t be the best and revolutionize the cricket game, it’s time to step aside.”
Note: Mr. 360 is a nickname for AB de Villiers, emphasizing his ability to play shots all around the ground.