South Africa batsman AB De Villiers, who was recently voted the SuperSport Fans Cricketer of the Year, has now added another feather in his cap by bagging the South African Sports Star of the Year award.
“This is my second award this season determined by the fans and it means a lot,” he said after being conferred with the award by Johannesburg-based YOU magazine.
“We play for them and they drive interest in the game. It is a great combination. I look forward to the fans coming out to support the Proteas in the ICC Champions Trophy.
“I am really looking forward to the ICC Champions Trophy, especially since we are playing at home. We had unbelievable 2008-09 season and we are preparing for an equally satisfying season coming up,” De Villiers said.