AB de Villiers eyes Big Bash League
Former Proteas wicket-keeper batsman AB de Villiers has set sights to play in the Big Bash League (BBL) 2019-20 season in Australia if sources are to be believed.
De Villiers is learnt to be on the search for a BBL club in the back half of next summers tourney, with several number of clubs having been approached by cricketer’s management. It is also understood that several clubs have shown massive interest to purchase his services, as reported by cricket.com.au.
AB de Villiers is in red hot form
The 35-year-old cricketer called it quits from international cricket in April last year. However, he still packs a heavy punch and is seen as one of the world’s best player in contemporary cricket. With a flick of his wrist, he is still dominating the bowlers in the shortest format of the game.
In the current 12th edition of Indian Premier League, de Villiers is in a rich vein of form which has indeed tempted several clubs to sign him soon. In this IPL season, he averages over 50+ and has scored half-centuries in four of his seven games for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Interestingly, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle are the only two players who hold a strike rate of more than 150 while averaging 40+ in IPL history.
“De Villiers is someone I have really looked up to. He is true entertainment,” Australia and Melbourne Stars skipper Glenn Maxwell told last year.
(With inputs from ANI)