Ahead of IPL, AB de Villiers to marry girlfriend Danielle Swart

During IPL 5 the South African cricketer took a small break to propose his girlfriend Danielle Swart at the Taj Mahal, which is one of the most romantic places on the earth.

Updated: March 30, 2013 19:19 IST
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Just a week after making his team proud by helping his side beat Pakistan with a superb knock, South Africa's ODI captain and Royal Challengers Bangalore star AB de Villiers has got a busy and his most important weekend ahead.

The time AB has been waiting for has finally arrived as he ties the knot with his long-time girlfriend Danielle Swart on Saturday, according to a report in a South African website iol.co.za.

No details have been released about the wedding but AB's friend and ex-teammate Paul Harris confirmed via twitter that the two would be getting married on Saturday.

Harris tweeted: "Can't wait for Saturday!! There will be a few cries of anguish from all the ladies as the Prince of Pretoria @ABdevilliers17 ties the knot!"

Danielle too confirmed the news on twitter two weeks ago that she would be getting married soon.

During IPL 5 the South African cricketer took a small break to propose his girlfriend Danielle Swart at the Taj Mahal which is the most romantic place on the earth.

Swart, 24, lives and works in Cape Town. She met De Villiers six years ago at her father's lodge outside Bela-Bela in Limpopo.

Last year Swart spoke to an Indian News Publication and said she is fond of AB and their relationship.

"Our families are really good friends. In fact, I first met AB in my dad's farm and over the years I really got to know him and respect him a lot," Swart said.

"AB is so different when he is not playing. I love his sense of humour and the way he connects with his family.

"He is a family-oriented man and is very close to them and shares everything with them, which is a rare quality these days."

They've remained close friends for over six years but their love bloomed two years back.

Swart accompanied De Villiers to Graeme Smith and Irish pop star Morgan Deane's wedding last year.

The couple have decided that they will keep their private life out of spotlight and hence details like where the marriage will take place is unknown.

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