For the last couple of weeks, PCB and PSL official social media accounts were teasing a surprise for the followers of the league with a gift box labeled number ’17’.
There were speculations that this pointed towards AB de Villiers who officially wears the number 17 shirt in the South African Team. Today these speculations have become a reality.
AB de Villiers has officially announced that he will be a part of the Pakistan Super League season 4.
The South African captain recorded a message in which he announced his participation in the league and also called PSL one of the top cricket tournaments of the world. He ended his message with ‘Shukira Pakistan’.
De Villiers earlier this year announced his retirement from international cricket. He has years of experience and is regarded as one of the finest players in cricket.
With him, he will bring 11 years of IPL experience along with his experience of 251 T20s. Villiers has amassed 6649 runs at a strike rate of almost 148. He has completed three centuries and 45 fifties.
For South Africa, the player has participated in 78 T20Is scoring 10 half centuries totaling 1672 runs.
AB De Villiers will now be available for the draft when the PSL draft takes place later this year. Lahore Qalandars is set to pick players first as it was the last on the table in the previous edition of PSL.
Which side do you want to see AB De Villiers to play from in the PSL?