AB de Villiers joins Brisbane for upcoming BBL
Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers is set to play for Brisbane Heat in the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL).
Since the retirement from international cricket, former South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has been seen playing T20 leagues all over the world and this time he is ready to set fire on Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) for Brisbane Heat.
De Villiers will be playing in BBL for the first time and he will join the Heat for the second half of BBL|09, with finals included in his contract.
Head coach Darren Lehmann expressed his excitement after getting de Villiers in his side.
“World class players don’t just come along every day and to have a player of AB’s stature and skill in the BBL is a fantastic outcome for everyone, not just the Heat. He’s a 360-degree player, great skills, outstanding temperament and an insightful leader. We’re excited to bring him into the group this summer and allow him to showcase his skills for the fans,” he said.
Meanwhile, de Villiers insisted that joining Brisbane was a straight forward decision.
“The Heat have always stood out to me. Brisbane is a lovely city – I’ve been there a few times before traveling with the South African team. I love the place, I love the weather. It’s similar to Pretoria where I’m from.”