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AB de Villiers picks his favorite footballer and puts a long lasting debate to bed

The South African great was recently doing a Q&A with the fans on Twitter.


AB de Villiers of South Africa. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

AB de Villiers is one of the best players to have graced the game of cricket. There is no doubt that he is one of the most talented human beings on the planet. He can probably do anything you want on the cricket field. Name any sport and this guy has already played it. The South African great was recently doing a questionnaire with the fans on Twitter. Where he answered many questions. It was a live chat with the fans and the hashtag “Ask AB” was trending on Twitter.

The one question that stood out, or rather the answer AB gave stood out of all the other answers was when he was asked who is better Messi or Ronaldo. He gave an open answer and did not think of being politically correct and just answered it from his heart.

De Villiers likes Lionel Messi. The Argentina and the Barcelona star is the greatest player of all time. However, you cannot take away much from Ronaldo. The debate of who is better is a long lasting one. Fans on both sides have been arguing over this relentlessly and still, there is no end to it.

That said, for AB it is a no brainer. He put his marker on Messi and absolutely loves him. He even reasoned for it and saying that Messi is a “no nonsense player” and does not “fake it out” on the field. This might even be a dig at Ronaldo. To top it off, the Protea even said that it is an easy question for him.

AB de Villiers said, “Alright, very easy question for me – my favourite player between Ronaldo and Messi? It’s always been Messi. I just feel that he’s a no-nonsense kind of player, doesn’t fake it out there, is all about his great skill that he has and ability to win games out of nowhere… it’s Lionel Messi.”

Here is the video tweeted by the ICC: