Former South Africa captain, AB de Villiers, and his wife. Danielle De Villiers, welcomed their third child last week. De Villiers took to Instagram to share the news with his fans and revealed that they welcomed the new member of their family on November 11. The wicket-keeper batsman also revealed the name of the child in his post.
Almost a month before leaving for UAE to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, De Villiers’ wife had made the pregnancy announcement and had revealed that they will welcome their third child soon. At IPL, De Villiers represented Royal Challengers Bangalore for 10th consecutive year.
South African cricketer AB de Villiers took to Instagram to welcome the newest addition to his family. He revealed that his wife Danielle had given birth to their first daughter on November 11, 2020, and she has been named Yente de Villiers. The wicketkeeper-batsman was in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently, with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
AB de Villers’ Instagram Post
“On 11-11-2020, we welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world Yente de Villiers, you are the perfect addition to our family and such a blessing. We are grateful beyond measure for YOU! Genade onbeskryklik groot. Dankie Here,” he wrote.
Performance In IPL
The South African star once again made his mark with the bat and finished IPL 2020 as RCB’s third highest run-scorer. His performance was one of the reasons behind RCB making it to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
He scored 454 runs in 15 games with the help of five fifties before RCB bowed out of the tournament with a defeat to SunRisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator. Meanwhile, AB de Villiers’ good friend and IPL teammate Virat Kohli is also set to become a father for the first time in January.
In the UAE at IPL 2020, De Villiers and RCB finished the league phase at fourth place, and lost to SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Eliminator. He played 15 matches, scoring 454 runs at a strike rate of 158.74. He also slammed five half-centuries. His boundary count consisted of 33 fours and 23 sixes.
He pulled out of the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL) 2020, and will currently be spending some time with his family.
De Villiers had tied the knot in 2013. Speaking on What The Duck, De Villiers had revealed that it was during IPL 2013, his third year at RCB, that he proposed Danielle.
“About a couple of months leading up to the IPL, I was obviously planning, got the ring and all that, and I decided to do it there. And once I got to the IPL, I got “security guards. But I told Danielle that I have to travel with security guards, so that’s why they got to go with us. And it ended up to be a great surprise and I got it all on camera,” he had said.
Having announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket in 2018, De Villiers has tried to stage a comeback, and recently announced in 2020 that he wanted to make a comeback for the T20 World Cup, which has now been postponed.
It will be interesting to see if the 36-year-old represents his country in the future again.