AB de Villiers: ‘I am in the best form of my life’

The South African great feels he is back to the days of being a debutant, adds he congratulated Virat Kohli on his spectacular century at SuperSport Park.

AB de Villiers, predictably, has come up with game changing innings in both the Tests of the series so far.   -  GETTY IMAGES

AB de Villiers, predictably, has come up with game changing innings in both the Tests of the series so far. Despite the passage of time he continues to enjoy his cricket.

The South African said, “It has been a great couple of Test matches. And great to win this Test series and I am looking forward to the Wanderers’ wicket with more pace and bounce.”

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On the prospect of beating India 3-0, he said, “It would be great. India have really impressed me and surprised us in terms of the bowling department. They have showed a lot more skill and definitely there is a lot more pace than we expected. So we have to be watchful in the last Test.”

The gifted shot-maker dwelt on his Test comeback this home season, “I feel like I am in the best form of my life right now. It feels like my debut back in 2004 when I started as an opening batsman then a ‘keeper at no.7 and back to opening and up and down. I feel very fresh.”

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Queried on the generational changes in the South African team, he said, “It’s always good to see fresh faces and confident youngsters. Kagiso (Rabada) is obviously the number one bowler in the world and still a youngster. In my eyes, he just started off the other day and has shown the maturity of a guy who has played 10 seasons.”

Speaking about Virat Kohli’s century at Centurion, he said, “It was very good. I did congratulate him.”

When asked about his exceptional fielding, replied, “I just have the desire to want the ball irrespective of what my body feels like.”

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