The 37-year-old former South Africa captain is in the UAE to represent his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore in the rest of the 14th edition of the lucrative league.
In a video posted by RCB On Twitter, De Villiers was seen trying to hit the ball around the park.
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“It was really good. The wicket was a bit sticky so it was actually pretty rough. The bowlers played really well and it’s wet here, we’re going to sweat a lot, which is good for losing a little weight, but for an old man like me. “I need to stay cool as much as I can,” De Villiers said.
The league, which was suspended in May due to a COVID-19 bud in its bubble, resumes on Sunday.
“It was a great session and it was nice to see everyone there. All the guys are eager to get going. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s prep game,” added De Villiers.
Protea said he felt good about meeting his RCB teammates after the first half of the IPL, which was held in India.
“Absolutely, I have missed the boys. I have caught up with a couple of people and will be meeting with the older boys in the next few days.
I have covered a couple of guys tonight and it’s good to hear all the stories and what they did in the last few months. Some interesting things have happened and it’s great to be together again as a team. ”