Team India's head coach Ravi Shastri has urged AB de Villiers to come out of international retirement as cricket needs him. He scored a well compiled 73 runs for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match against Kolkata Knight Riders.

His 33-ball knock was laced with five 4s and six 6s and it led Royal Challengers Bangalore to 194/2 from the allotted 20 overs. It proved to be the difference in the end as the Virat Kohli-led team easily defeated KKR.

"Now, that the penny has dropped. What one saw last night was unreal. And the feeling is the same waking up. AB de Villiers, the game in these trying times or otherwise needs you back in the international arena and out of retirement. The game will be better off," Shastri tweeted on Tuesday.

The former captain of South Africa has played 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20Is before retirement in 2018.

He has been in great form in the ongoing edition of the league, having scored 228 runs in seven matches.

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