AB de Villiers names the next South African fast-bowling sensation
"I am very impressed with him,"- de Villiers.
Updated - Dec 15, 2018 7:32 pm
South Africa, over the years, has been the home for some of the finest fast bowlers. The country has produced many greats and former cricketer AB de Villers predicts that another youngster will rise up the ranks to become a serious fast bowler for South Africa in the future. Post his retirement, ABD has had a good time off and returned to action with the Mzansi Super League (MSL) 2018.
He led the Tshwane Spartans who finished fifth on the points table. Even though it wasn’t the ideal season, AB de Villiers has got a few takeaways. The biggest of them all is Lutho Sipamla, who constantly took the centre-stage in the tournament with some amazing performances. De Villiers seemed to be highly impressed with the 20-year-old. He also predicted him to be the next big thing in the future.
AB de Villiers doesn’t want to put unnecessary pressure on the youngster
“I am very impressed with him‚ I think he has all the credentials to become a serious fast bowler for South Africa in the future,” he told the reporters on Friday, December 14. At the same time, he also urged everyone not to put any unnecessary pressure on the youngster. He wants the Port Elizabeth-born to be given the right guidance to learn and improve over the years.
“We must not put unnecessary pressure on him. He is a fantastic kid‚ he has right head on his shoulders and he needs to be given proper guidance and support to learn and improve over the next few years. I am looking forward to watching him grow,” he said as quoted in the Sunday Times.
“I have not put a set target as to when I want to play for the Proteas. But it remains a goal of mine to play for the senior national team one day. If it happens quickly‚ or over the next five or six months‚ so be it. But I hope to one day play for the Proteas,” Sipamla said responding to the praise from the skipper.
Sipamla picked up 16 wickets in 10 games in the tournament.