Since announcing his retirement from international cricket, AB de Villiers is plying his trade in various T20 leagues. He played in the inaugural edition of Mzansi Super League where he captained Tshwane Spartans.
ABD also played for Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League for the first time. He also represent Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League. However the 35-year-old believes that nothing can come close to the Indian Premier League.
The former Proteas batsman currently represents Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. He is so much in awe with the tournament that he went one step ahead and said that IPL is grander than the World Cup.
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IPL is very fast and is so intense
“Nothing comes close to the IPL, to be honest. I know I am sitting in India and busy playing in the IPL, so it’s easy to say. But I have played in quite a few (tournaments) now across the world. I think it’s better than the World Cup,” De Villiers was quoted as saying in Livemint.
“It’s the most incredible tournament to be part of. It wasn’t always the case. The first five years were nowhere close to where we are now. It’s so intense, so fast, and the following is just incredible,” the Pretoria-born batsman added.
ABD started his IPL journey playing for Delhi Daredevils, now Capitals. After a few seasons he moved to RCB and since then became their one of the most indispensable member.
In the ongoing season, RCB are already eliminated from the tournament. However ABD has once again showed his class. He has scored 441 runs from 12 games at an average of 49. He scored five fifties and had a high score of 82* against KXIP.