AB de Villiers Eyes Coaching Future, Not Ruling Out Team India Head Coach Role

While applications for the coveted Team India head coach position are underway, former South African captain AB de Villiers has clarified that he’s not a contender at this point. However, the 40-year-old maverick batsman did hint at a possible coaching career down the line.

De Villiers Leans Towards Coaching, But Not Now

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Speaking to News18 Cricketnext, de Villiers acknowledged his future interest in coaching. “I absolutely have no idea [about the Team India head coach role]. I do think I’ll enjoy coaching,” he stated. He elaborated on the potential challenges and learning curve involved, ultimately suggesting that coaching could be a future pursuit.

“With time, anything is possible and I can think on my feet and learn as I move on,” de Villiers continued. “But I think there are elements of a coaching job that I’ll enjoy a lot. Things that I’ve learned over the years, the maturity that I’ve got now… looking back at my career, so many things look a lot clearer.”

Sharing Knowledge with Future Generations

De Villiers believes his experience could prove invaluable for young and even senior players. “Those kind of learnings could be valuable for some younger players, even some senior players,” he said. “And I would love to work with some players and some teams in that regard.”

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While a full-time head coach role doesn’t hold immediate appeal, de Villiers left the door open for the future. “As a full-time head coach, that’s not something that comes to mind as of yet. It’s not something that really appeals to me now. But as I said, never say never. Down the line, things might change,” he concluded.

De Villiers Backs India for T20 World Cup Glory

Shifting gears, de Villiers also offered his thoughts on the upcoming T20 World Cup. He firmly placed India among the frontrunners, crediting the IPL for nurturing a wealth of white-ball talent. “It must be boring, but I always mention India when it comes to that (World Cup predictions), especially the white-ball cricket, because of the IPL over the years,” he admitted. 

“I just think there’s so much talent that’s come through. It doesn’t mean they’re going to win it, but they are definitely one of the main contenders to win the trophy.”

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AB de Villiers’ comments offer a glimpse into his post-playing career aspirations. While the Team India head coach role isn’t currently on his radar, his openness to coaching suggests he might well be guiding future generations of cricketers in the years to come. Meanwhile, his backing of India’s T20 World Cup chances adds weight to the team’s already strong position as the tournament approaches.

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While applications for the coveted Team India head coach position are underway, former South African captain AB de Villiers has clarified that he's not a contender at this point. However, the 40-year-old maverick batsman did hint at a possible coaching career down the line.

De Villiers Leans Towards Coaching, But Not Now

Speaking to News18 Cricketnext, de Villiers acknowledged his future interest in coaching. "I absolutely have no idea [about the Team India head coach role]. I do think I'll enjoy coaching," he stated. He elaborated on the potential challenges and learning curve involved, ultimately suggesting that coaching could be a future pursuit.

"With time, anything is possible and I can think on my feet and learn as I move on," de Villiers continued. "But I think there are elements of a coaching job that I'll enjoy a lot. Things that I've learned over the years, the maturity that I've got now… looking back at my career, so many things look a lot clearer."

Sharing Knowledge with Future Generations

De Villiers believes his experience could prove invaluable for young and even senior players. "Those kind of learnings could be valuable for some younger players, even some senior players," he said. "And I would love to work with some players and some teams in that regard."

While a full-time head coach role doesn't hold immediate appeal, de Villiers left the door open for the future. "As a full-time head coach, that's not something that comes to mind as of yet. It's not something that really appeals to me now. But as I said, never say never. Down the line, things might change," he concluded.

De Villiers Backs India for T20 World Cup Glory

Shifting gears, de Villiers also offered his thoughts on the upcoming T20 World Cup. He firmly placed India among the frontrunners, crediting the IPL for nurturing a wealth of white-ball talent. "It must be boring, but I always mention India when it comes to that (World Cup predictions), especially the white-ball cricket, because of the IPL over the years," he admitted. 

"I just think there's so much talent that's come through. It doesn't mean they're going to win it, but they are definitely one of the main contenders to win the trophy."

AB de Villiers' comments offer a glimpse into his post-playing career aspirations. While the Team India head coach role isn't currently on his radar, his openness to coaching suggests he might well be guiding future generations of cricketers in the years to come. Meanwhile, his backing of India's T20 World Cup chances adds weight to the team's already strong position as the tournament approaches.

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