Proteas

AB a 'nice guy' and 'one of the best'

2015-11-16 10:00
AB de Villiers (Gallo)

Cape Town - The rain in Bangalore may very well be saving South African from a second straight defeat against India, but it did not come before AB de Villiers compiled an entertaining 85 in his 100th Test. 

At least the Proteas star will have that memory of his milestone game, even if we don't see another ball bowled. 

Tributes have poured in for De Villiers over the past few days, and the latest to join the chorus of praise is former Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara. 

Cricket South Africa (CSA) posted a video of the majestic left hander talking about De Villiers' career via their Twitter page on Monday. 

"I've met a lot of wonderful players on the field and I've met a lot of wonderful players off it," said Sangakkara.

"AB is brilliant for his side and for world cricket in general.

"In Test cricket and in every other format that I've watched AB play I think he's the one player that has absolutely and completely dominated.

"Playing 100 Tests ... that's a phenomenal effort for anyone. AB's proven that you can be a nice guy ... a very nice guy ... and still be one of the best cricketers in the world."

The third day of the second Test between India and the Proteas in Bangalore was washed out without a ball bowled on Monday. 

India lead the four-match series 1-0.

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