AB de Villiers

De Villiers thanks 'supporting' fans for making Proteas feel like bunch of winners despite WC exit

AB de Villiers

Johannesburg, Mar 28 - South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers has thanked fans for their support despite his squad's failure to bring the coveted World Cup trophy home, saying that their fans have made them feel like a bunch of winners.

The South Africans bowed out of the tournament at the semifinal stage, losing a tense match by four wickets to World Cup co-hosts New Zealand.

After the team arrived in Johannesburg on Friday, De Villiers said that they have no regrets as they left everything on that field, Sport24 reported.

Crestfallen De Villiers 'gutted' post ill-fated WC semifinal defeat to Kiwis

Crestfallen De Villiers 'gutted' post ill-fated WC semifinal defeat to Kiwis

Johannesburg, Mar 25 : Crestfallen South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has confessed that he is gutted after his team suffered a four-wicket defeat to New Zealand in the nail-biting semifinal contest at Eden Park on Tuesday.

South Africa bowed out of cricket's pinnacle tournament as New Zealand chased down their 298-run target (D/L Method) on the second last ball of the innings to reach the World Cup final for the first time.

De Villiers says has `no regrets` after Proteas lose WC semifinal to Kiwis

De Villiers says has `no regrets` after Proteas lose WC semifinal to Kiwis

Wellington, Mar 24 : South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers has no regrets after his team lost to New Zealand in their World Cup semifinal tie at Eden Park on Tuesday and is hoping that the people back home would be proud of them.

South Africa bowed out of cricket's pinnacle tournament as New Zealand chased down their 298-run target (D/L Method) with four wickets to spare at an electrifying Eden Park to reach the World Cup final for the first time.

De Villiers says 'winning' Proteas like being called 'chokers'

AB de Villiers

Johannesburg, Mar 19 - Following their World Cup quarterfinal rout of Sri Lanka on Wednesday, South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers has taken a sarcastic hit at the team's critics, saying that they like being called 'chokers' and would keep that tag as they keep winning.

South Africa were in dominant form, triumphing by nine wickets at the Sydney Cricket Ground as they finally won a World Cup knockout match at the sixth time of asking.

'Confident' De Villiers believes Proteas will 'go all the way' to WC glory post quarterfinal win over Lanka

'Confident' De Villiers believes Proteas will 'go all the way' to WC glory post

Sydney, Mar 18 : South Africa captain AB de Villiers has said that he is quietly confident of going all the way to the World Cup glory, after his side thrashed Sri Lanka by nine wickets in their quarterfinal tie at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday to record their first ever win in the knockout stages of cricket's pinnacle tournament.

South African bowlers bowled out Sri Lanka for a paltry 133 runs in just 37.2 overs, with all-rounder JP Duminy claiming a hat trick of wickets and Imran Tahir, who was named Man of the Match, scalping four crucial wickets.

De Villiers, Sangakkara in close battle for No 1 batting spot

De Villiers, Sangakkara in close battle for No 1 batting spot

Johannesburg, Mar 17 : AB de Villiers of South Africa and Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka will be battling out for the coveted No 1 batting spot in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsman in the upcoming first quarterfinal World Cup clash in Sydney on Wednesday.

South African swashbuckling skipper De Villiers began the year leading Sangakkara by 76 ratings points, but will only be leading by 38 points when the two players' sides take on each other on Wednesday.

Proteas advance to WC quarters post 146-run humbling of UAE

Proteas advance to WC quarters post 146-run humbling of UAE

Wellington, Mar 12 : South Africa have progressed to the World Cup quarterfinal round with an emphatic 146-run win over United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their last Pool B tie on Thursday in Wellington.

Put into bat first, South Africa posted an imposing target of 341 runs, thanks to skipper AB de Villiers' solid 99-run knock.

Quinton de Kock (26) and Rilee Rossouw (43) steadily consolidated the innings after opener Hashim Amla fell cheaply for 12 runs, and built a 68-run partnership for the second wicket.

De Villiers brands 'struggling' Proteas 'best team' in 2015 CWC

AB de Villiers

Sydney, Mar 12 - South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers has downplayed his side's struggles, claiming that they are the best team in the World Cup and insisting that they are just three games away from taking the coveted trophy home.

Despite being smashed by India and upset by Pakistan, skipper De Villiers isn't disheartened and takes strength from those losses, saying that the South African squad is past that now.

De Villiers said that he 100 percent believe that they are the best team in the tournament there, Fox Sports reported.

Skipper De Villiers backs misfiring Steyn to return to his menacing best

AB de Villiers

Sydney, Mar 04 - South African skipper AB de Villiers has backed out-of-form pace spearhead Dale Steyn to regain form, stating he is confident that the paceman would single-handedly win couple of crucial games for his team in the ongoing tournament.

Steyn claimed two wickets during South Africa's 201-run win over Ireland on Tuesday after failing to take more than one wicket in his side's first three matches.

De Villiers backs Proteas to win 2015 CWC but urges squad to take it 'match by match'

AB de Villiers

Johannesburg, Mar 04 - South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers has backed his squad to win the Cricket World Cup, but has also revealed that they are taking it 'match by match'.

South Africa, who have often been regarded as the best team never to have won cricket's showpiece event, defeated a hapless Ireland in Canberra on Tuesday by 201 runs to record their third win in Pool B.



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