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Family in tow, AB de Villiers gears up for IPL

Family in tow, AB de Villiers gears up for IPL: Few abroad cricketers are cheered as a lot in India as AB de Villiers is -- the South African will get virtually the identical applause that's reserved for India and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli at Bengaluru's Chinnaswamy Stadium.


Family in tow, AB de Villiers gears up for IPL

"Look it is humbling to get the same kind of reception as others. I don't know how it has happened over the years. But it is very special that I get a special feeling. I will miss the crowds. I am enjoying the company of the teammates," stated De Villiers whereas chatting with the media on Thursday, the eve of his franchise's opening match towards Mumbai Indians.

The former South African captain, who is named 360 diploma batsman, has introduced his household to India this time.

"My wife has joined me with my three kids this year. So there is a special feeling. I am going to miss the crowd. I mean I am not getting any younger. I'm just looking forward to getting out and perform."

"We know it's a long road ahead, but we're going to have a lot of fun," he added.

De Villiers had earlier spoken on RCB's Bold Diaries video about his preparations and internet classes forward of the IPL.

"I had a nice, few training sessions, a lot of fitness, a lot of gym work. I feel ready and I am as young as ever so looking forward to it," de Villiers stated.

"We have spent a lot of time in the room in the last week and before that, we were traveling. It was quite intense coming out. I hit the floor running and gave it my absolute best. Had a lot of fun out here tonight and I was hitting the ball okay. Not a 100% so I will come back tomorrow for a bit more," de Villiers added.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-aggregated by a laptop computer pc program and has not been created or edited by Sarkarinaukriexams.Publisher: Indo-Asian News Service -Media

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