Former South Africa international AB de Villiers featured in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) last year, and a lot of excitement gathered over his participation.
Mr. 360°, who hanged his boots from international cricket last year but continues to play in franchise-based leagues, represented Lahore Qalandars in seven games in which he scored 218 runs at an average of 54.03. However, the dashing batsman picked a back injury during the tournament and did not take part in the last leg, which was played in Pakistan.
De Villiers has now withdrawn his name from the PSL 2020 draft. The 35-year-old will travel to Pakistan but will not participate in the league because of back issues.
In 2020, the PSL will be played entirely in Pakistan, unlike in the previous years, when it was mostly or entirely played in the UAE.
ABD is currently plying his trade for Tshwane Spartans in the Mzansi Super League (MSL) at home, where he was supposed to lead Durban Heat on Saturday (November 9), but the match got washed out due to rain. He is next set to appear in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL), where he will represent Brisbane Heat.
One of the best batsmen of the current era, De Villiers, has played in 295 T20s till date in which he has amassed 8186 runs at a phenomenal strike rate of 149.84.