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SuperSport Park in the South African city of Centurion has named a suite after ODI captain AB de Villiers.
This is the first time in history a major ground has named a suite after a player who is still representing the national team.
“The Northerns Cricket union is proud to name a suite at SuperSport Park in Centurion after AB de Villiers,” Unlimited Titans chief executive Jacques Faul said. “He is a gifted player whose contributions on and off the field from junior Northerns schools cricket to senior representative phases for the Titans and South Africa have endeared him to thousands of cricket fans at SuperSport Park, other domestic grounds and internationally.
“Some are born great, some achieve greatness and others have greatness bestowed upon them. AB is the embodiment of greatness in all three formats of the game.
“AB is an inspirational captain who leads from the front. But his humility, his graciousness and selflessness and his humanity have made him one of South Africa’s most beloved players. He is an ambassador and trail-blazer for the game of cricket and is leaving a proud legacy. The gesture of naming a suite after him is well-deserved and an apt salute to a living legend.”
John Wright, who is the president of Northerns Cricket Union Executive Committee, added: “Some of the soon-to-be-nominated former players have excelled against all odds, against historical disadvantages. Yet, they have contributed to the Titans’ production line of players who have propelled the franchise to one of the top positions of the domestic game.
“The Titans have become an impressive nursery of SA stars thanks to their feats. Their role in the transformation of the game as well as the Titans’ successful pursuit of domestic glory will be celebrated and acknowledged in suitable style.”