The world of sports has come to a standstill due to COVID-19 pandemic all over the world. Cricket too has suffered as there as not even a single match has taken in over a month now. Cricketers all though are trying to keep themselves involved by interacting with their fans on various social platforms.
Recently the Australian Fast bowler Josh Hazelwood to followed this trend as he asked his fans to ask questions on his Instagram story. When a fan posted a question about who was the best batsman he ever bowled to in his career so far. The fast bowler rated South African AB de Villiers as the best batsman and added that he’s glad that the batsman has retired.
Josh Hazelwood said, “There are a few batsmen around the world at the moment. But I would definitely say AB de Villiers. I am pretty happy that he retired from international cricket.
AB de Villiers announced his retirement from international cricket in 2018 after playing 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20Is. The explosive batsman is widely regarded as one of the best batsmen to ever play the game. Interestingly AB before playing for Brisbane Heat in this year in an interview was asked about the toughest bowlers he faced. The batting genius had also mentioned the name of Josh Hazelwood.
The Right-arm fast bowlers have represented Australia in 51 Tests, 48 ODIs and 7 T20Is. He has 195 wickets to his name in Tests, 78 in ODIs and 7 in the shortest format of the game. He was slated to play for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020. Unfortunately, BCCI had to suspend IPL 2020 indefinitely due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Hazelwood was a part of the ODI match between Australia and New Zealand played behind closed doors. This was the last international match played before the COVID-19 situation got worse and as a result, all actions had to shut for the time being.