Johannesburg: Just over a day after being passed over for his country's Test captaincy, AB de Villiers was named South African Cricketer of the Year on Wednesday night.
De Villiers edged out four other candidates, including new Test captain Hashim Amla, for the top award. The other nominees were fast bowler Dale Steyn, batsman JP Duminy and rising prodigy Quinton de Kock.
De Villiers also collected the award for Test Cricketer of the Year. It was the first time De Villiers, 30, had won the top award. Amla was the winner in 2013.