After a series win against India, team South Africa seems to be in a jubilant mood. AB de Villiers, a top scorer in the recently concluded matches believes that he is in the best form of his life right now. Ahead of the third test of the series, which is a dead rubber, de Villiers is through a great ‘feeling good’ moment. He said that the feeling is like his debut back in 2004. He compared the recent comeback to the Test as his early days, where he played as an opener, rotated to number 7, and brought back as the opener again. The batsman was rested for a couple of series ahead of the campaign against India.
The top batsman is satisfied and happy with his comeback this time. He said the game is being very enjoyable and he is feeling very fresh. In the previous stretch of a couple of months, the player was rested in several games. He was also hit with some minor injury issues. De Villers emphasized on the long rest he got before the Test series. The batsman said, during his break he was feeling to get out and start playing, commenting on the positives of getting “a good break”.
In the first day of the series, de Villiers smashed 65 off 84 balls. This was a match winning score, keeping ahead of India. In the second Test, his score of 80 was the defining stretch of the match. The player said the difference in playing across three formats is only about mindset and it is more about applying the game to the wicket and the conditions. De Villiers said that he just watches the ball and play.
About South Africa’s defeat in India by 3-0 back in 2015, the batsman joked that he can’t remember what happened in the series. He said, although a similar series defeat to India would be a great, he was impressed and also surprised at India’s bowling. De Villiers said, India’s bowling has improved a lot and there was more pace in the attack than expected.
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