ab de villiers training: it is important for an old cricketer like me to stay fresh; says ab de villiers


  • The UAE leg of the IPL will be held from September 19
  • Matches will be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi
  • Mumbai Indians will face Chennai in the first match

South African legend AB de Villiers has called himself an ‘old man’. Players like de Villiers, popularly known as ‘Mr 360’, need to be as fresh as possible to meet the demands of competitive cricket.

The 37-year-old former South Africa captain is currently in the UAE to represent Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). RCB posted a video on Twitter in which de Villiers is seen trying to send the ball off the field with a hard shot.

De Villiers said, ‘It was fantastic. The wicket was a bit damp so it was really difficult. The bowlers were bowling well and we have to sweat a lot in the humidity that is here and it is good to lose weight but for an old man like me one needs to stay fresh as much as possible.

RCB captain Virat Kohli has recently arrived in UAE from UK. Kohli was leading Team India in the 5-match Test series against England. The Indian players reached the UAE ahead of schedule due to the cancellation of the fifth and final Test of the series.

The IPL was postponed in May due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in a bio-secure environment. It will be restored from Sunday. The first match of the second leg of IPL 2021 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

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