AB de Villiers looking forward to Freedom Series next year in January

AB de Villiers looking forward to Freedom Series next year in January

According to me, Virat is the best: AB

AB de Villiers
South Africa captain AB de Villiers. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

South African ace batsman, AB de Villiers, who recently made himself available in all formats of the game by giving up captaincy, revealed that he is very much looking forward to the India-South Africa Freedom Series, starting first week of January 2018. He also showered praises for Indian captain Virat Kohli.

Looking at the dismal performances of South Africa off-late, CSA was in dire need of the services of Mr. 360 in all formats of the game. De Villiers, instead, decided to come out of his self-imposed exile and made himself available for Test matches.

De Villiers on Freedom series

“Very much looking forward to the India series. Hoping to be selected in the Test team. It (selection) all depends on what the selectors think. Nobody can walk into the team. The series against India will be great and I am looking forward to it,” commented AB de Villiers after launching a range of luxury car tyres, as a brand ambassador for of MRF.

“Playing other sports like tennis, rugby, golf has helped me in my career. Tennis, in particular, has helped my hand-eye coordination and footwork,” opined De Villiers when asked about how playing other sports helped his game.

De Villiers on playing alongside Kohli

“I enjoy playing with Virat. According to me, he is the best. He says the same about me, but I do not agree with him. The IPL has been an incredible blessing for me and my family,” quoted the Royal Challengers Bangalore player. The South African was then asked about the exodus of cricketers from the country due to Kolpak deal.

To which replied by saying,”To me, my country always comes first. South Africa cricket is my top priority. For anybody, the country must be the first priority. If one fails to get a place in the national team, then they can think of playing elsewhere.”