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October 26, 2018
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AB de Villiers excited to make cricketing comeback

By Chaitanya Laxman

South African cricketer AB de Villiers who recently announced his retirement from international cricket has said that he is excited to make a comeback in cricket. The middle order batsman will feature in the Mzansi Super League which will start from November 16.

de Villiers looking forward to Mzansi Super League

The South African cricketer spoke with an online cricketer portal and opened up on his life after retiring from international cricket. When asked about his participation in the Mzansi Super League he said that he is extremely excited. He admitted that he hasn’t played cricket for a while, but he is getting back into the swing of things.

He noted that he has had these kind of breaks before and it is always a challenge to get fit and hit balls again. He stated that he is really looking forward to that, and what will be a really good challenge in the Mzansi Super League.

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Mzansi Super League huge step for the development of cricket in South Africa: ABD

He also feels that the Mzansi Super League is crucial for the development of South African cricket.

He believes that this franchise cricket league is a huge step in the right direction for Cricket South Africa and South African cricket.

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He made it clear that as a unit, they will be looking to not just pull this tournament off, but to make it a great spectacle for fans around the world to enjoy.

de Villiers’ glorious cricket career

Known for creative cricket shots and acrobatic fielding skills, AB de Villiers was one of the most entertaining and popular batsmen of his era. The right-hand batsman featured in 228 ODI scoring 9577 runs at an astonishing average of 53.50 and a strike rate of 101. 09. He holds the record for scoring the fastest ODI fifty (16 balls), the fastest ODI hundred (31 balls) and fastest ODI 150 (64 balls).

He was equally good in the Tests and smashed 8765 runs in 114 matches at an average of 50.66.

Chaitanya Laxman