The fast bowler from Kerala Sreesanth is a dynamic personality and his on-field aggression adds up to his bowling. He has produced many match-winning performances in the blue colours. Recently, Sreesanth recalled a game from the inaugural edition of the ICC T20 World Cup against South Africa and admitted that AB de Villiers was his bunny.
The right-arm pace, who awaits a return to cricket after seven years, played a crucial role in the tournament. Although he managed to pick only six wickets from seven games, five of those came in the knockouts. It all started in the must-win game against South Africa where Sreesanth had his tails-up returning with two for 23.
AB de Villiers was my bunny: Sreesanth
He scalped the wickets of AB de Villiers and Mark Boucher helping India defend 120-odd runs to make it to the semifinal. During a chat with Cow Corner Chronicles, the 37-year-old recalled how he got him out. Sreesanth also revealed that AB de Villiers was his bunny.
“I don’t know what happens to De Villiers when he faces me. He gets out every time. In T20 World Cup 2007, he was first plumb but Simon Taufel didn’t give him out. But very next ball, I again got him out lbw,” Sreesanth said.
Furthermore, Sreesanth expressed that he is keen to know what was going through AB de Villiers’ head while facing those two deliveries. He also recalled an incident when he got him out during a Test series. Sreesanth signed off in a light manner saying that great batsmen generally got out to him because they didn’t like his face.
“Ask him when he comes to India to play IPL that what was going on in his mind when he wasn’t given out when he was plumb and how can he get out very next ball. And then again I dismissed him the very first ball in the Test series. He is a great batsman no doubt but for some reason, batsmen don’t like me or my face,” Sreesanth added.