De Villiers, known as 'Mr 360' is looking forward to join some of his past team mates and cricketing legends during the SA20 (Image courtesy: Twitter/@ABdeVilliers17)
Former South Africa captain, AB de Villiers, is looking forward to his commentary debut during the SA20 starting on January 10. De Villiers headlines a stellar team of SuperSport commentators and presenters who will call the exciting action of South Africa’s anticipated new league.
De Villiers, known as “MR 360”, will bring all the flair and innovation he thrilled fans all around the world with during his playing days to the commentary booth.
“I am a cricket fan at heart and I can’t wait to be behind the mic to watch the brilliant performances from the world’s best cricketers during the Betway SA20. I am looking forward to joining some of my past team mates and cricketing legends for this exciting opportunity,” De Villiers told Cricket South Africa (CSA).
The commentary team has reunited the legendary Proteas slip cordon with De Villiers joined by his former national team teammates Mark Boucher, Ashwell Prince, Shaun Pollock, Herschelle Gibbs, Chris Morris and Vernon Philander.
The familiar voice of the experienced Mark Nicholas will hold it all together with former England internationals Kevin Pietersen and Darren Gough also joining the team.
Also included in the line-up is South Africa’s first lady of cricket Kass Naidoo, Urooj Mumtaz, Pommie Mbangwa, Mike Haysman, and former West Indies T20 World Cup-winning captain Daren Sammy.
The broadcast will aim to bring in fresh and engaging perspectives on the SA20 coverage, bringing to life the ‘sportainment’ factor to fans around the world.
All 33 matches will be broadcast live on SuperSport in Sub-Saharan Africa, Viacom18 in India and Sky Sports in the UK.
“I’m excited to be part of the SuperSport team for the SA20 league. Especially as Someone who was born in KZN and also someone who has played cricket in Durban in my early part of my career. I’m very proud to be part of the inaugural SA20 league and love the country. I am really looking forward to contributing towards this event with a special team,” said South Africa-born Kevin Pietersen.