The coronavirus pandemic has forced government authorities across the globe to enforce a lockdown in their respective countries to safeguard the health interest of its citizens. Former South Africa international AB de Villiers is among many engaging in different and somewhat unusual activities to pass the time at home.
In a video posted on Instagram, De Villiers can be seen lying down on the floor and practicing a “boring meditation routine” which he believes he can do for hours. The video, recorded by his wife Danielle, shows AB throwing the ball towards the ceiling and then catching it. While at first glance, the video seems to be annoying, but the best part comes at the very end as the Proteas star throws the ball towards Danielle, taking her by surprise.
“It was a slow start to this rainy Saturday morning! She thought she was gonna record my boring meditation routine without me knowing, but I had a surprise for her and then stole the video from her too,” De Villiers captioned his Instagram post.
“Well, video creds @danielledevilliers, and I must admit, since I was a little boy this has been one of my favourite things to do, it wasn’t just a once off lockdown exercise, I can do this for hours,” he added.
AB was set to be playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season but the outbreak of the dreaded COVID-19 has postponed the cash-rich tournament till April 15.
Given how the situation is in India, it is extremely likely that the tournament is called off. However, several media reports are claiming that the organisers are looking at an October-November window to host the tournament.