On being a team man

Let me tell you about the recent series when Lungi Ngidi made his debut against India. AB calls me aside, and asks me, “Can you please make a flattering motivational video about Ngidi. Keep it a suspense and put it on during team meeting to motivate the young guy.” So I do it. 20 minutes before the team meeting, AB rushes in. Somehow, he has managed to get hold of Ngidi’s friends, and has a video byte from Ngidi’s father, talking about how proud he is that his son is going to play for South Africa. Not only did he somehow scramble and got it done, and even apologised to me for the short-notice he was giving me to add it to the presentation. Just imagine the effect on a 20-year old youngster that a legend like AB is going to this level. That’s the sort of team man he is.

Source: All about AB ‘Abbas’ de Villiers: A peek into the mind of the South Africa legend | Sports News,The Indian Express