ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Super League franchise Quetta Gladiators have made a new offer to the legendry cricketers AB De Villiers after his retirement.
Gladiators have formally invited AB de Villiers to be in action for the next edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), asking him to consider the option.
De Villiers, who recently announced retirement from all international cricket, has never featured in the PSL despite being invited numerous times by the franchises and requested by his Pakistani fans.
In a tweet, Gladiators wrote, “Dear @ABdeVilliers17, we would love to have you in Pakistan Super League. February – March is the window. Please consider. Regards, Quetta Gladiators.”
Gladiators account also mentioned that he has no scheduled games in February-March, the same time when PSL 2019 will be held.
Last year, Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal had wished to include de Villiers in his squad, but things couldn’t work according to his plan. “Many people ask us why we couldn’t bring AB de Villiers on board. It’s tough to sign those who are not in the draft pool. We can only pick what’s available,” he told media at players’ draft.
Fans were thrilled after reading the invite and expressed their excitement on Twitter. “Yes plz do consider we all love you in Pakistan even when you were playing against us you are one of the greatest cricketers,” one user wrote.
In the international arena, de Villiers has scored 8,765 runs in 114 Tests, 9,577 runs in 228 ODIs and 1,672 runs in 78 T20s. De Villiers maintained a batting average of 53.50 in the ODI format with strike rate of 101.09.