New Delhi: Hours after the South African cricket board rejected Protean legend AB de Villiers' offer of making a comeback, the swashbuckling batsman said that he received a call from the office of Union home minister Amit Shah, who has invited him to join the world's biggest political party.

The BJP president too, confirmed speaking to the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) superstar. "Ji, Srimaan Abrahambhai de Villiers ke saath phone mein humaari baat-cheet hui, aur main nischit roop se kehta hoon, ki woh Bharatiya Janata Party ko bahut jald join karenge," a smiling Shah told MyNation correspondent Nagarika Bose before putting his headphones on. According to sources, De Villiers might be given a ticket to contest from the Bangalore South constituency.

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"Thanks to his awesomeness at RCB, true to his name, AB de Villiers has a 360 degree fan following all over Bengaluru. I've no doubts that his victory will be bigger than any of his sixes, if he contests," tweeted BJP MP Tejasvi Surya, adding "And he doesn't need to campaign at all. All our IT cell needs to do is keep replugging the videos of him singing Dr Rajkumar's song. That will seal his win."

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According to sources in Karnataka, the Congress-JD(S) combine has already invited De Villiers to an exotic resort in Bengaluru, for talks.

Back at the BJP HQ, Shah's move is said to have greatly impressed Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "We once had an ABV who meant Alliance, Brilliance and Valiance. I hope we soon have this one too, who signifies Definite Valiance!" the PM reportedly stated, after looking at a WhatsApp message from Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu. 

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi, however, was quick to shoot back at the PM. "What's the use of alliance, brilliance and valiance when the PM gives everything away to Reliance?" squealed the Nehru-Gandhi scion, from a resort in Thailand. "It's a party of devils. It's natural that they will invite a De Villiers," said Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, on the other hand, has immediately ordered a ban on all forms of communication between De Villiers and former Pakistan cricketing legend Shahid Afridi.

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