Whenever explosive batsmen are discussed in world cricket, the name of the South African players is guaranteed. It includes legends like former players AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis. De Villiers is famous all over the world for his batting. He has often played the lion’s share in leading his team to victory. Recently, he made a big revelation about former teammate Faf.
What did de Villiers say?
AB De Villiers revealed about Faf Du Plessis that he was very lazy during his school days. He also said about himself that he used to pay attention to his studies. While talking to the media, he was asked that when you were in school, you used to focus on everything. According to Faf’s book, you were someone who succeeded in everything. You were also good at studies, you were good at three or four different sports. Also, pay attention to absolutely everything.
‘He wanted to be on the cricket field all day’
Responding to this question, de Villiers said, “It’s funny what Faf said. I was not needed. He was very very lazy. He did not like school work at all. He just wanted to be on the cricket field all day. Also, loved playing rugby with the boys.”
Speaking further, de Villiers said, “I could never let anything go. School work was fun. This is important. So as much as I loved sports, I knew that spending time in front of books was part of my responsibility.”
De Villiers further said, “As far as studies are concerned, I was not in the top 10 in school. However, I made sure that I also pay attention to my school. This was important to me. Different areas in my life have different standards. If I let any of this go, I will hate myself. I’m not perfect, but the responsibility of making sure in different areas of life is important to me.”
AB de Villiers career
De Villiers has played 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20 Internationals for South Africa in his career. He has scored 8765 runs in Tests at an average of 50.66. During this run he has scored 22 centuries, 2 double centuries and 46 fifties. Additionally, he has scored 9577 runs in ODIs at an average of 53.5. He has scored 25 centuries and 53 fifties during this run. Also, he has scored 1672 runs at an average of 26.12 in T20Is. 10 fifties have been scored in this. (ab de villiers big revelation about faf du plessis know here)
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