Former South African captain AB de Villiers revealed the names of the five most difficult bowlers he encountered during his career in an interview.
AB de Villiers played his first match in Australia’s Big Bash League on Tuesday.
In an interview with an Australian cricket website before the match, he mentioned the five best bowlers of his career.
De Villiers first mentioned Legendary Leg spinner Shane Warne and said, “Of course Shane Warne was the best bowler but he was not one that could not be played. I was calm against him and I can see his ball. But it was Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne’s presence on the bowling side and behind the wickets that make me feel uneasy.”
De Villiers represented South Africa in 114 Tests and 225 ODIs during his career and scored 8,765 and 9,777 respectively.
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The former South African captain also named Stuart Broad (England), saying he did not rate well Broad initially but he later proved to be the best bowler.
Apart from these two bowlers, De Villiers also counted Pakistan’s Mohammad Asif as one of the bowlers who found it difficult to play. In the remaining two bowlers, he named Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins of Australia.
De Villiers said that Pakistan’s Mohammad Asif was the same as Hazlewood and Pat Cummins in seam bowling.