Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers took no time to leave his footprint in the Big Bash League (BBL) as he took a brilliant diving catch on his debut. The catch which ABD took to dismiss Jonathan Wells for 14 runs helped his Brisbane Heat teammate James Pattinson complete his five wicket haul.
The commentators were left awestrucked with AB de Villiers’ attempt as one of them stated, "leading commentary again, AB welcome to the heat, takes the catch, Jimmy Pattison has five".
AB de Villiers was handed the Brisbane Heat cap by the former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds. His BBL debut comes against the Adelaide Striker.
AB de Villiers was enticed to Brisbane by Chris Lynn as the latters were together in the IPL but played in different franchise. De Villiers stated that he was exhilarated to bat with Lynn for the first time.
"It could be interesting, I don't know what to expect. We know each other from chatting at IPL but it's an interesting dynamic with two players at the crease, it either works or it doesn't," de Villiers said on Lynn.
"I've got a feeling it's going to work and be very nice to watch. Hopefully I'll do most of the watching at the non-striker's end," he added.
From 304 T20s, AB de Villiers has cumulated 8511 runs at an average of 37.49, which includes four hundreds and 61 fifties.