Abraham Benjamin de Villiers! The name itself is enough to give all chills and thrills to the fans and the oppositions alike. On Monday, against Kolkata at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the Indian T20 League, the former South African international went all guns blazing to take his side out of the blushes, scoring a 33-ball 73; an innings that included five boundaries and six sixes.
De Villiers walked after Bangalore lost Aaron Finch in the 13th over with the scoreboard reading 94/2. Taking on the bowlers, he did take his time, but once set, he hit the bowlers all around the park. Scoring a majority of runs at long-on (19), the South African reached his half-century in just 23 balls.
The 36-year-old, alongside Virat Kohli, played a 100-run stand and in the midst, completed 3,000 runs with the Bangalore captain. His innings was rightly applauded by the fans, and the former players alike, and this is how they are reacting to his blistering knock:
ABsolutely Devilliers.🔥🔥 #RCBvsKKR— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) October 12, 2020
Genius. Find me another word for @ABdeVilliers17. This one will do for now! Genius.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 12, 2020
And mr 360 !!!lights up the Sharjah stadium ! On his day it’s a different ball game ! Amazing to watch @ABdeVilliers17 . If @imVkohli starts going we can see 190 200 on board ! Game on !!! #RCBvKKR #IPL2020— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 12, 2020
Call me rude or whatever, but if you have ever disliked AB de Villiers, you don't deserve to live in this planet. ❤️❤️— Anwesha Maity (@ianwesha1527) October 12, 2020
AB de Villiers is not human #IPL2020— larry kwirirayi (@kwirirayi) October 12, 2020
AB Devilliers in #IPL2020:— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 12, 2020
51(30) vs SRH
55*(24) vs MI
73*(33) vs KKR
This happened between 7 matches & this guy retired from International cricket in 2018. He is from different planet.
Feature image courtesy: Twitter / @IndianT20League