De Villiers excited by 100th Test appearance


AB de Villiers is looking forward to competing in his 100th Test match for South Africa against India in Bangalore.

India needed fewer than three days to beat the Proteas by 108 runs in the first test in Mohali last week, putting them 1-0 up in the four-match series.

The second meeting will take place in Bangalore - where the 31-year-old used to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) - on Saturday and will mark a century of Test appearances for his country.

While insisting he is not one for nostalgia, De Villiers admitted it would be special to mark the occasion in the Indian city.

"I've never been too sentimental about those things, I don't care where I play my 100th," he said.

"I didn't mind where I played my 50th and I won't mind where I play any of my Test matches.

"Representing my country is a great honour, but the fact that it worked out for me to play in Bangalore is really special for me.

"I love coming here during the IPL but being here with South Africa for my 100th Test is special."

However, the right-handed batsman is unwilling to let the occasion cloud his desire to get the win.

He added: "I do like to stay in the moment and think about what is important today. I know we are one-down and we want to get back in the series.

"I will be under pressure because we are one-down in the series and not because this will be my 100th Test."