By Lokendra Pratap Sahi
Calcutta (The Telegraph): AB de Villiers, who has been fantastic in the last couple of years and has been rewarded with South Africa’s ODI and T20 captaincy, spoke to The Telegraph at the ITC Sonar on Saturday morning.
AB’s debut was in 2004-05 and, eight seasons on, he’s averaging a superb 49.16 in Tests and exactly 49.00 in ODIs. Plus, count on him behind the stumps.
The following are excerpts:
Do you see yourself as an all-rounder?
A I guess, yes. There aren’t a lot of other guys in the South African team who can bat/bowl and wear the big gloves... You certainly won’t find Jacques (Kallis) standing behind the wickets. If he does, be ready for 40-50 extras! You need a specialist and if he bats in the top four-five, then he’s an all-rounder.
Kallis, for one, believes that on current form across the three formats, you’re the world’s No.1 batsman. Do you take it as a huge compliment?
It’s an amazing compliment... I’ve looked up to Jacques all my life and he’s helped Read More »from 'Switch hit should be banned'