Ab de Villiers, who is presently in the UAE to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the second 50% of IPL 2021, named himself an “old man” and added that he needs to remain fresh to remain at standard fitness for competitive cricket.

The 37-year-old South African extraordinary last played international cricket in 2018 and his latest cutthroat match, which was an IPL game, traces all the way back to April 2021. Since resigning from world cricket, the wicketkeeper-batsman has focussed on franchise cricket, fundamentally on IPL.

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“It was awesome. The wicket was a bit tacky so it was very intense really. Bowlers bowled well overall and it’s sticky here, we are going to perspire a great deal which is useful for losing a bit of weight however for an old man like me, I need to remain fresh however much I can,” said De Villiers.

The tournament wiped due to Covid-19 scares will resume from Sunday.

“It was an extraordinary meeting and was ideal to see everybody out there. Every one of the folks are looking extremely anxious to get moving. I’m anticipating the upcoming warm-up game,” added De Villiers.

The Protea said he had a pleasant outlook on rejoining with his RCB partners after the first half of IPL. First half was held in India.

“Totally, I have missed the folks. I have found a few people and I will get together with the more established folks over the course of the following not many days.

I have covered two or three people around evening time and it’s ideal to hear every one of the narratives and what they got up to over the most recent few months. There’s some fascinating stuff that has occurred and, it’s extraordinary to be all together once more.”


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