The head coach of the Indian cricket team Ravi Shastri has requested former South African captain AB de Villiers to return from retirement and play international cricket again.

De Villiers played an unbeaten 73 runs in just 33 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL-13 on Monday. He hit five fours and six sixes in his innings.

On the basis of a brilliant innings played in the last overs of de Villiers, Bangalore challenged 195 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday and then defeated Kolkata by 82 runs.

Shastri tweeted, ‘What people saw last night was amazing and the feeling is the same even after waking up today. AB de Villiers in these difficult conditions or anyway, the game needs you internationally. Come back from retirement This game will be better with your return.

De Villiers said goodbye to international cricket in 2018. He has played 114 Test matches, 228 ODIs and 78 T20 Internationals for South Africa. In the current 13th season of IPL, he has so far scored 228 runs in seven matches for Bengaluru.

 

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