Former South Africa batsman AB de Villiers is a prolific stroke maker and has made his presence felt all over the world, but he is yet to play in one of the most famous T20 leagues – the Big Bash League (BBL).
While playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) along-side Indian captain Virat Kohli, de Villiers expressed his interest in playing the 2019-20 season of the Australian domestic T20 league.
Mr 360 of cricket, a moniker used for him because of his ability to play shots all around the park, hung his boots from international cricket in April last year. While he won't be a part of the South African World Cup squad, de Villiers wants to keep himself busy with T20 cricket throughout the year.
On hearing his wish to play in the BBL, several franchises have shown interest in signing the South African as he is one of the most sought-after commodities in the T20 circuit.
The 35-year-old has been a part of domestic T20 leagues such as Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Pakistan Super League (PSL), Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), T20 Blast, CSA T20 Global League.
The South African has the ability to change the complexion of any game as he can strike the ball to all parts of the ground. Any BBL team would be happy to acquire his services as he is a consistent match-winner.
Giving an insight to his prowess, de Villiers and Chris Gayle are the only two players who strike in excess of 150 while averaging more than 40 in the shortest format.
The former South Africa captain, who led the team in World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand, has scored 8765 runs in Tests and 9577 in ODIs at an astonishing 50 plus average.
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