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AB de Villiers set to play competitive cricket after retirement

The confirmation came after the Cricket South Africa (CSA) shared the list of the South African players, which included De Villiers's name.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: October 15, 2018 21:43 IST ]
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AB de Villiers set to play competitive cricket after retirement

Retired South African great AB de Villiers is all set to make his return to cricket. 'Mr 360 degree' has been drafted into South Africa's new T20 tournament- Mzansi Premier League. The tournament will comprise of six teams and AB de Villiers will be part of  Tshwane Spartans.

The confirmation came after the Cricket South Africa (CSA) shared the list of the South African players, which included De Villiers's name, on their official Twitter handle.

 The list also included the names of big stars like Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, JP Duminy, and Imran Tahir. "Exciting times coming up in the @MSL_T20. The Proteas marquee players are: @amlahash - Durban Heat @KagisoRabada25 - Jozi Stars @ABdeVilliers17 - Tshwane Spartans Imran Tahir - Nelson Mandela Bay Giants @jpduminy21 - Cape Town Blitz @faf1307 - Paarl Rocks #MSLT20," CSA wrote on their official Twitter handle. 

Other overseas-based players like West Indies stars Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo, Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan and the England trio of Jason Roy, Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan have also been included. The month-long tournament will take place from November 16 to December 16. Last month, the right-hand batsman had signed up for the upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). De Villiers is considered to be the greatest batsmen of his time, having appeared in 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20I for the national side. He finished his career with an incredible 20,014 international runs, including 8,765 in Tests, 9,577 in ODIs and 1,672 in T20Is

Retired South African great AB de Villiers is all set to make his return in cricket. 'Mr 360 degree' has been drafted into South Africa's new T20 tournament- Mzansi Premier League. The tournament will comprise of six teams and AB de Villiers will be part of  Tshwane Spartans.

(With ANI Inputs)

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