Former South Africa captain and current RCB skipper Faf du Plessis has hinted at a comeback to international cricket ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies and USA. Having last represented South Africa in December 2020, the veteran cricketer has become a worldwide player, showcasing his skills in various franchise leagues across the world.
After a successful IPL stint with CSK in 2021, Du Plessis, now 39, joined RCB in 2022, taking up the captaincy role. His impressive performance with 1198 runs in two seasons, including 730 runs in the 2023 season, has reignited talks about his comeback in international cricket.
Coach Rob Walter had previously hinted at an open door, and Du Plessis confirmed ongoing discussions about a possible return, stressing the importance of finding a balance for the T20 World Cup. The veteran cricketer is committed to maintaining peak physical condition, acknowledging the need for rigorous training to overcome the challenges of aging in his favorite game. Du Plessis assured fans to ‘watch this space’ as he contemplates a return to the Proteas. Undoubtedly, he is one of the perfect timer of the cricket ball.