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I played a great

Going one up on Fanie

Sep 17, 2016: If you got on top of an overseas pro on the field, he'd do everything to intimidate you after that. Not Fanie de Villiers

Haydn Morgan

South Africa in Australia flashback: 1993-94

'We were the Cinderella team'

Oct 25, 2012: The South Africans were wide-eyed on their first tour of Australia after readmission, but they proved they were no rookies

Firdose Moonda

Fanie de Villiers

'I was the best in the world with the offcutter'

Oct 26, 2011: The former South Africa fast bowler talks about what you ought to bowl to Tendulkar, digging poetry, nearly losing his eyes, and then some

Interview by Sidharth Monga

Everybody loves Fanie

Dec 23, 2010: There was never a dull moment when he was around, biting the ears of umpires, red-carding spectators or giving away Jonty Rhodes shirts for booze

Sidharth Monga

Fanie de Villiers

Talk a good game

Nov 1, 2009: After cricket, South Africa's metronome took up public speaking and got into the hydraulics business

India in South Africa 2006-07

de Villiers keen on coaching Indian bowlers

Nov 21, 2006: Fanie de Villiers, former South African fast bowler, has stated his interest in coaching India's fast bowlers on their current tour of South Africa

ESPNcricinfo staff

More dangerous games

May 9, 2006: Another selection of moments where batsmen came off second best to fast bowlers

Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller

The Greatest Test

Great Train Robberies, TMS and Bajan miracles

Aug 26, 2005: We asked you to pick out the greatest Test you had ever seen (or one you wished you had), and the responses ranged from the famed - Barbados 1999 - to the long-forgotten (Dunedin 1980)

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Greatest Test

Fanie's finest and Tugga's Last Stand

Aug 17, 2005: We asked you to pick out the greatest Test you had ever seen (or one you wished you had), and the responses ranged from the predictable to the not-so

ESPNcricinfo staff

Fanie de Villiers

'Players are not equipped for the next level'

Sep 1, 2004: Fanie de Villiers was nippy as a bowler

South Africa's run of defeats

Forget transformation, urges de Villiers

Aug 31, 2004: Fanie de Villiers, the former Test fast bowler, has appealed to the United Cricket Board (UCB) to 'forget transformation' in an attempt to halt South Africa's spiral of defeats

Telford Vice/MWP

South Africa in Pakistan 2003-04

de Villiers warns against Pakistan tour

Sep 12, 2003: Fanie de Villiers spent almost as much energy sightseeing as he did bowling during his playing career, but this peripatetic paceman would rather avoid Pakistan right now

Telford Vice


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