Proteas legend AB de Villiers rules out comeback after eye surgery

Former Proteas captain AB de Villiers has ruled out a return to cricket after undergoing eye surgery.

The 38-year-old retired from all forms of the game in November last year, but due to his star power in India in particular, speculation had been rife that he could make a return.

De Villiers has reached legend status at the Royal Challengers Bangalore, and while he said he would be back one day, he confirmed it would not be as a player.

"I absolutely love sharing everything I have learnt, and that will definitely come. But I am not going to be joining a team [yet], coaching and travelling the world again.

The Proteas are currently in India where they will wrap up their three-match T20 series against India in Indore.

De Villiers revealed to his followers that any potential comeback as a player had been ruled out by the fact that he underwent eye surgery to his right eye due to a retinal detachment.

De Villiers said he knew what it was like to feel the pressure of being out of form, and he empathised with what Bavuma was currently going through.