Shastri urges De Villiers to come out of retirement
The 36-year-old, who ended his international career two years ago, smashed six sixes in a 33-ball blitz in Sharjah on Monday that set up a big win for the Royal Challengers Bangalore over the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Accolades poured in for the former Proteas captain, with Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli calling his teammate "super-human".
"What one saw last night was unreal," Shastri wrote on Twitter.
De Villiers called time on illustrious South Africa career in May 2018 after playing 114 Tests and 228 one-day matches with a batting average of over 50 in both formats.
Earlier this year, De Villiers hinted he may return for the Twenty20 World Cup, scheduled to be held this year, that was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
His IPL form -- three half-centuries and a strike rate of over 185 in seven games -- has added to talk of a comeback.