Autobiography of AB de Villiers to be launched on September 8

Autobiography of AB de Villiers to be launched on September 8

South Africa's AB de Villiers plays football during a training session at The Wankhede Cricket Stadium in Mumbai on March 17, 2016. South Africa plays the World T20 cricket tournament match against England on March 18, in Mumbai. (Photo credit PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
South Africa’s AB de Villiers plays football during a training session. (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

South African skipper, AB de Villiers is undoubtedly one of the greatest batsmen in the cricketing world currently. And the fans will be keen to know the story of the explosive batsman when his autobiography hits bookstores next month.

The Autobiography has been billed by publishers as “the story of a modern sporting phenomenon.” It covers his personal and professional career. His professional career will include his present successes, experiences, and controversies as captain of the side.

“This is AB’s story, in his own words. The story of the youngest of three talented, sports-mad brothers growing up in Warmbaths, of a boy who excelled at tennis, rugby and cricket, of a youngster who made his international debut at the age of twenty and was then selected in every single test played by South Africa for the next eleven seasons, of a batsman who has started to redefine the art, being ranked among the world’s very best in test, ODI and T20,” the publisher said.

The autobiography will also cover his interest in music, business and much more. ”For me, playing for South Africa through the past 11 seasons has been a fantastic privilege, from my debut against the West Indies right through to all the drama of the 2015 Cricket World Cup semi-final against New Zealand a few months ago, and I am looking forward to telling my story,” De Villiers said.

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It will be released in Afrikaans on September 8 and simultaneously in English by Pan Macmillan in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and India by Pan Macmillan.

“‘This project is an immensely exciting one for Pan Macmillan. AB de Villiers has proven himself, on and off the cricket field, to be a South African leader and an inspiration to millions of people at home and internationally. We are proud to bring his inspirational story to readers around the world,” says Terry Morris, MD Pan Macmillan (South Africa).