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It’s been nearly three years since Mr. 360, AB de Villiers, announced his retirement from international cricket. However, the 37-year-old still going at his best in domestic T20 leagues across the world.

de Villiers was rumoured to come out of retirement to play for South Africa in the T20 World Cup last year. However, the covid-19 pandemic postponed the tournament to 2021. India will host the marquee event later this year.

Last year, he was in fine form during IPL 2020 in the UAE and helped the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in qualifying for the playoffs. At 37, Mr. 360 feels he is still young as he always was.

“I had a nice few training sessions, a lot of fitness, a lot of gym work. I feel ready and I am as young as ever so looking forward to it,” AB de Villiers said in a video uploaded by RCB n their official Twitter handle.

“We have spent a lot of time in the room in the last week and before that, we were travelling. It was quite intense coming out. I hit the floor running and gave it my absolute best. Had a lot of fun out here tonight and I was hitting the ball okay. Not a 100% so I will come back tomorrow for a bit more,” he added.

“It is very enjoyable to just be here. I am very excited to play another IPL with the RCB boys and just going to have a lot of fun this year. Yeah, I have quite a few sessions for the last six weeks. Quite a few outdoors and indoors. I mixed it up nicely,” he stated.

“When I wanted to work on shots I would go indoors and if I wanted to have a feel for the outdoors with the nibbling around a bit I would spend an hour or so in the outdoors,” de Villiers concluded.

RCB will open their campaign against the two-time defending champions Mumbai Indians on April 9th. 

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