AB de Villiers confirms he will play in IPL for a few more years

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Mr 360 degree or the Superman of cricket as he is famously called, South African batsman AB de Villiers has confirmed that he will play in the IPL for few more years despite taking retirement from the International cricket.

AB de Villiers surprised the cricket world on 23rd May when he announced his retirement from the international cricket. AB de Villiers would surely go down in the annals of cricket history among those players who deserved to win a World Cup but failed to achieve it. AB de Villiers has now confirmed that he will keep on playing in the IPL for few more seasons.

AB de Villiers says he will play for a few more seasons in the IPL. (image source: Hindustantimes.com via AP)

AB de Villiers says he would like to help the youngsters

As per reports in iol.co.za, the South African batsman AB de Villiers says he would like to help the youngsters. “I will keep on playing IPL for a few years, and I would like to play for the Titans, and help some of the youngsters. But there are no set plans. I haven’t been able to say that for a long time. Bangalore is a special place, a second home, really. I played my 100th Test there, and obviously RCB is a massive part of my life. India as a country has taken me in, and it’s hard to explain what that feels like. I just play cricket”, says former South African captain AB de Villiers.

AB de Villiers also adds that although winning the World Cup was his biggest dream but also made the fact that it is not realistic to measure the success on World Cups. “For a long time, the World Cup was a massive goal. But, in the last few years, I have realised that it isn’t realistic to measure yourself purely on what you achieve in that tournament. That will not be the be-all and end-all of my career”, further quotes AB de Villiers.

The retirement of AB de Villiers came as the surprise to the whole of the cricket world. He was simply outstanding in the 4-match test series between South Africa and Australia. With the kind of form he was in, it was expected that AB de Villiers would certainly like to give it all in the 2019 ICC World Cup. However, the Superman of cricket stated to spend the time with the family as one of the primary reason to retire from the national team.