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Odishatv Bureau

South African great AB de Villiers has sent cricket fans into cloud nine after declaring his intention to return to the Indian Premier League.

Fondly called by the name Mr. 360’, the 38-year-old enjoyed a legendary status for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, he announced his retirement from the cash-rich tournament and other formats of the game in November last year.

Earlier this month, Virat Kohli had dropped a major hint saying that Proteas icon would be coming back to the IPL and reunite with his Bangalore-based franchise

"I will definitely be around IPL next year. I am not sure in what capacity but I am missing getting back there,” De Villiers was quoted as saying by VUSport.

“.. I would love to return to my second hometown (Bangalore) and watch the full capacity stadium there at the Chinnaswamy again. I would love to return, I am looking forward to it,” he added.

De Villiers, a prolific scorer during his stellar IPL career, had notched 4491 runs in 156 games for the RCB and was one of the most successful overseas players in the history of the IPL.

Meanwhile, RCB will take on Lucknow Super Giants in the playoff of the ongoing IPL edition on Wednesday.

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