It is very tough to be an international cricketer and it is even more challenging if the player chooses to come out of retirement and play again which has happened in the past. The pressure involved in international cricket is very immense and there is no room for comfort which obviously takes a toll on the mental side.
But, AB de Villiers is still playing in his prime form in the IPL for the RCB and despite being out of the game, his class and timing remain astonishing. In the game against KKR yesterday, he made a merry of the bowling attack with a quickfire 78 off just 34 deliveries.
De Villiers has also mentioned yesterday he is ready to make a comeback to the South Africa national team again. Here are 5 cricketers who came out of retirement to play for their national teams.
5 Cricketers Who Came Out Of Retirement :
Kevin Pietersen is simple, one of the best batsmen to have played for the country in all the formats and has backed it with some very good numbers in all three formats for England. The right-hander has played 104 tests for England scoring 8181 runs at an average of 47.3. He had immense talent and his attacking style of cricket earned him a lot of fans.
Pietersen did fall into the trap of retirement from limited over cricket in 2011 to concentrate on the longer format, but then changed his decision quickly and was selected to the limited-overs squad after some time. He last played for England in tests in 2014 and is now working as a cricket commentator globally.