There are batsmen and then there is AB de Villiers!
The Pretoria-born has been one of cricket’s most innovative and destructive batsman in whites and even more so in coloured jersey. AB de Villiers’ 22nd Test ton against Australia was a testament to the fact that even though he is not around in the circuit, he can still be potentially dangerous. As they say, ‘form is temporary but class is permanent’. He did take a sabbatical from the longest format of the game, which lasted almost two years. He sat out from January 26, 2016, when South Africa played England, until December 26, 2017, when he returned for a Test against Zimbabwe. Even during the India series, he missed out on the second Test. But come Australia, AB de Villiers is firing all cylinders.
So, are you a big AB de Villiers fan? If so, how many of these facts were you aware of?