Former South African goalkeeper batsman AB de Villiers is still as destructive as most non-retired players. While AB de Villiers retired from international cricket in May 2018, he shines and weakens the bowling matches in franchise cricket. The right-handed batsman is one of the most popular cricketers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and hopes to play in it for a few more years.
AB de Villiers made his IPL debut in 2008 with the Delhi Daredevils and after the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011. Although the 37-year-old still wins an edition with the franchise, De Villiers entered into a terrifying batting partnership with Virat Kohli and scored several memorable victories. Their score of 229 is also the highest ever for any wicket in IPL.
Overall, AB de Villiers is the sixth highest career in IPL history, picking up 5056 runs in 176 games at a healthy average of 40.77 and hitting 152.38. The veteran also has three centuries and a total of 207 runs in seven games in IPL 2021. De Villiers has averaging a staggering 51.75 in IPL 2021 and will hope that his performance in the UAE increases enough to give RCB its maiden name .
I can not explain to you, it is very difficult to put it into words: AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers revealed that it is difficult to put into words the experience of playing in the IPL, especially to break some records in front of large crowds. The Pretoria-born cricketer said he had experienced a handful of times in the IPL and for the national team at the time. De Villiers hopes to continue for a few more years and help his respective teams win matches.
‘I can not explain to you, it is very difficult to put it into words. All I can say is that it’s a dream come true, to play at the IPL, break a world record or two, play in front of the crowd and then realize that my teammates have awe too … I have had the privilege of experiencing these moments once or twice, may be at the IPL for South Africa three or four times. As I said, it exceeded all expectations and hopefully there are a few more years ahead of me, ‘ De Villiers said in an interview.