South African cricket coach Mark Boucher has opened up about the reasons AB de Villiers refused to come out of retirement ahead of the T20 World Cup.
According to reports, AB de Villiers took the whole world by surprise when he decided to step away from international cricket in May 2018.
“AB has his reasons, which I respect. Unfortunately, he is no longer in the mix. I say unfortunately because I think we all agree that he is still one of the best if not the best T20 players in world cricket, ”Boucher told the media.
He continued: “As a coach I had to try to get our best players, for the team and the environment. AB is an energy booster in any environment, but I respect his reasoning. It was worth a try, but now let’s move on.