|| CF Correspondent ||
South African batsman AB de Villiers said that he had been asked by the Cricket South Africa to lead the national side once again.
AB insisted that he wants to ensure that he is on his top form when before making any commitment.
"The desire is there from my side to play for South Africa and I have been asked by Cricket South Africa to lead the Proteas again," De Villiers said that in an interview.
Earlier, the right-handed batsman announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket in May 2018 after playing 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20s but after the change of management in CSA, there have been talks of an imminent return of him in the national team.
But the former skipper said that if he feels that he can play good enough to play at the international level then he will only make a comeback. Even though he has been regular on franchise level cricket.
"The most important thing to me is that I have got to be in top form and I have got to be better than the player next to me. If I feel I deserve my spot in the side, it becomes much easier for me to feel that I should be part of the playing XI," he said.
"I have not been part of the Proteas for a while and I feel that it's important for myself and for other people to see that I am still good enough to be there," he added.
South Africa coach Mark Boucher said earlier that De Villiers would be considered in the national team only for the ICC Twenty20 World Cup which will be held in Australia, but only if he shows good form and proves himself to be the best man for the job.