Cape Town - Proteas middle-order batsman AB de Villiers says that he has
never felt better on or off the cricket field than he does right now.
De Villiers has played a central role in the Proteas series
win over India, providing valuable runs in difficult conditions.
While he hasn't been able to go on to a big hundred De
Villiers is pleased with the way he is striking the ball and happy with his
life in general with a young family at home.
Speaking after the Proteas triumph at Supersport Park in
Centurion, De Villiers said: "I feel like I am in the best form of my life
"I have touched on it earlier, that I am never
guaranteed results, never guaranteed five hundreds in a row. I could get five
ducks in a row but I am happy where I am at.
"I am playing well and I am doing my preparation well
and I am meeting the ball well, it is just up to the day to take care of
"So I don't think like that and I feel at the best
phase of my life right now."
De Villiers admitted that after some hard graft in the first
two Tests his body has been a little sore but he asserts that he feels great
and is loving the challenge of playing Test cricket again after a nearly
He added: "I am feeling in a good space and the energy
is good and my body is feeling right at the moment.
"I do have niggles but that is part of Test cricket.
You never get up feeling a hundred per cent.
"The back is still there, the ankles and knees,
everything is hurting at times but to be playing the ultimate form of the game
again, it has been a great challenge."
The third Test against India gets underway at the Wanderers
in Johannesburg on Wednesday January 24.