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AB De Villiers all set to gain riches from IPL and PSL

The former South African champion batsman AB De Villiers may not be seen again in the national uniform but the demand for his presence is ever-increasing. The Proteas star at the time of his retirement promised to turn up in franchise cricket and he will be seen at the upcoming Pakistan Super League. AB De Villiers will be playing for Lahore Qalanders in the PSL 2019.

After the completion of the IPL 2018, AB De Villiers shocked the cricket world by announcing his retirement from International cricket. The news sent tremors through the cricketing fraternity as everyone had expected the ending to be a sweeter one. AB De Villiers, however, declined to continue till the 2019 World Cup and abruptly ended his international journey.

Nevertheless, ABD declared his intention of pursuing domestic and franchise cricket. He was retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the IPL 2019 auction and will continue to remain the part of the red-and-black unit that plays at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. The South African is expected to earn around seven crores from the contract. 

The lack of International fixtures has allowed AB De Villiers to participate in the Pakistan Super League as well. The Superstar will be seen in the action for the first time in this competition. It is learned that he has penned a multi-million dollar deal with the franchise amounting to around 1.2 crores.

AB De Villiers’ presence comes as a great boost for the Lahore Qalandars. The franchise has flunked in all three editions of the tournament so far. The Lahore team has finished at the last position in all three seasons and with the inclusion of Mr. 360, they will be hoping for an improved performance.

With his recent showings, AB De Villiers has ensured that there no doubt about him being rusty. Representing Tshwane Spartans in the Mzansi Super League 2018, De Villiers has smashed 32(18) and 59(30) in the first two matches and has already stamped his genius on the competition.       

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