Players coming out of retirement to play cricket is a normal vision in the 21st century. The very recent case was with former South African skipper AB De Villiers who said that he is looking to come out of retirement with the T20 World Cup coming up. His form in the IPL since last year made the South African selectors think about calling him back with Graeme Smith playing the lead role.
His return for the big event was almost certain when Cricket South Africa came out with a statement that said that De Villiers will not come out of retirement and that the decision is final.
This broke the heart of millions of his fans who wanted to see him with the bat one more time on the international level. Meanwhile, in this article, we take a look at five cricketers who came out of retirement to play for their respective countries.
5 Players Who Came Out Of Retirement To Play Cricket
1) Shahid Afridi
The name that comes first on the list is that of former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi. he has announced his retirement many times in the past and came out of it and played again. Reports say that he retired five times and came out of it four times previously. he finally called time on his international career in 2017 after playing 27 Tests, 398 ODIs, and 99 T20Is.