This is a must-read for any cricket fan. AB de Villiers is one of the best players in the history of the game, and his life story will be of interest to many. Growing up in the shadow of two older brothers, AB has always been driven by a desire to achieve and to prove himself. As he says in the book, he wants to be remembered as a “fighter.”
His story is not one of an overnight success. His first couple of years playing for South Africa were far from ideal, and he had to work hard to reach where he is today. He didn’t get to where he is without help, either, and he gracefully acknowledges and showers praise on those teammates and mentors who taught him so much.
What shows through the most here is how humble AB is about his achievements. He is also someone who is fiercely patriotic and hopeful about the future of South Africa. Seeing SA’s defeat at the 2015 World Cup through his eyes is extremely illuminating, and should convince the reader that the Proteas are not “chokers.”