South African cricket maestro AB de Villiers has been retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ahead of the IPL 2021 Auction scheduled for February 16th. Royal Challengers Bangalore retained the South African stud for a salary of Rs 11 crores for the Indian Premier League’s 14th season. With this retention, Ab De Villiers has become the first ever foreign player to have earned over 100 crores as salary in the IPL.
AB de Villiers joins the 100 Crores Club
AB de Villiers is probably the greatest modern era cricketer, the peak of everything that’s great about modern cricket. He has played 169 IPL matches and scored 4849 runs at a staggering batting average of 40.40. The South African has been consistently sensational and that’s a big reason why Royal Challengers Bangalore didn’t hesitate in shelling out the big bucks for him. With this feat, AB de Villiers has joined the exclusive club of cricketers who have earned over 100 crores in salary from the IPL. The other four members are Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina. With the 11 crores that RCB will pay him this year, Ab de Villiers’ total IPL salary would amount to 102.5 crore rupees. Anybody who watches any cricket, will tell you that it’s money well spent.
Other Cricketers On AB de Villiers
I demand a DNA test for AB de Villiers. This game is only for humans. – Aakash Chopra
AB de Villiers is the most valuable cricketer on the planet. – Adam Gilchrist
AB de Villiers reminds me of my young days. What a player. – Chris Gayle
There are only two games I dread. They are the two games I play against this guy. – Dale Steyn
“The greatest fielder of time? AB de Villiers. He is a wicket-keeper, he is at slip, he fields at mid-off, long-on, the guy is the greatest of all time.” – Jonty Rhodes
He is the most complete batsman of the modern era. He is a player for all seasons and formats. He can adapt his game to any requirements. As a result of his diverse sporting background he is completely ambidextrous and has total 360-degree range. Really De Villiers is the cricketing equivalent of Superman.- Simon Hughes