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AB de Villiers in the form of his life

Proteas middle-order batsman AB de Villiers says that he has never felt better on or off the cricket field than he does right now.

De Villiers has played a central role in the Proteas series win over India, providing valuable runs in difficult conditions.

While he hasn’t been able to go on to a big hundred De Villiers is pleased with the way he is striking the ball and happy with his life in general with a young family at home.

Speaking after the Proteas triumph at Supersport Park in Centurion, De Villiers said: “I feel like I am in the best form of my life right now.

“I have touched on it earlier, that I am never guaranteed results, never guaranteed five hundreds in a row. I could get five ducks in a row but I am happy where I am at.

“I am playing well and I am doing my preparation well and I am meeting the ball well, it is just up to the day to take care of itself.

“So I don’t think like that and I feel at the best phase of my life right now.”

De Villiers admitted that after some hard graft in the first two Tests his body has been a little sore but he asserts that he feels great and is loving the challenge of playing Test cricket again after a nearly two-year absence.

He added: “I am feeling in a good space and the energy is good and my body is feeling right at the moment.

“I do have niggles but that is part of Test cricket. You never get up feeling a hundred per cent.

“The back is still there, the ankles and knees, everything is hurting at times but to be playing the ultimate form of the game again, it has been a great challenge.”

The third Test against India gets underway at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Wednesday January 24.