AB de Villiers Withdraws From PSL 2020 Draft
AB de Villiers Withdraws From PSL 2020 Draft.Picture Courtesy © Photo Gallery

South African star AB de Villiers has withdrawn from PSL 2020 draft to manage his workload. The veteran is struggling with a back injury, which forced him to withdraw from Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 draft.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to host the entire Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 in Pakistan. The drafts for Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 will be held on December 6 and December 7.

A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official stated that more than a hundred foreign players were interested in playing PSL 5 in Pakistan.

AB de Villiers’ withdrawal from Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 draft has left Pakistani fans disappointed. The African-star was the part of Lahore Qalandars squad in Pakistan Super League season 4. He scored 218 runs in seven innings with an average of 54. However, the dashing batsman didn’t play the last leg of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 4 in Pakistan due to an injury.

AB de Villiers, who announced retirement from international cricket a couple of years ago, continues to play franchise cricket all around the world. He is currently playing Mzansi Super League (MSL) back home. The swashbuckling batsman is set to represent Brisbane Heat in this year’s Big Bash League (BBL).

On his withdrawal from Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 draft, de Villiers said that he had taken this decision to manage his workload.

Why Did AB de Villiers Withdraw From PSL 2020 Draft?

The news was buzzing around that he might have withdrawn from the tournament because Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had decided to host the entire season in Pakistan. AB de Villiers denies such claims and said that he would travel to the country but would not be able to play Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 due to back problems.

The fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will commence from February 2020. The draft is scheduled to hold on December 6 and December 7 in Dubai.