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AB de Villiers names three bowlers he found ‘toughest to face’


AB de Villiers is arguably the best batsman in world cricket, across all formats of the game. De Villiers, who is also known as Mr. 360, has the widest range of strokes. In Test cricket, De Villiers can bat for days and play the most conventional strokes. But when it comes to T20 cricket, he bats only on the 5th gear and plays some of the most unbelievable shots you will ever see.


There are not many bowlers around the world who cherish the idea of bowling to AB de Villiers. In his autobiography called AB: The Autobiography, Mr 360 degree came out with the names of three bowlers, who troubles him the most while batting. AB de Villiers’ autobiography promises to be a very good read as De Villiers has written about many ‘controversial’ matters with utmost honesty. De Villiers enjoys a massive fan following in all the cricket playing nations, specially India. De Villiers plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), is a superstar in India. Every time he comes out to be in India, even if he’s representing South Africa, he gets a rousing reception and he has given a special mention to his fans in India, in his autobiography.

These are the three bowlers AB de Villiers found toughest to face: 

1) Mohammad Asif (Pakistan)

2) Mitchell Johnson (Australia) 

3) Monty Panesar (England)


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