The Royal Challengers Bangalore will once again thanks Ab de Villiers who has now given them a chance against Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021. RCB had their back against the wall when De Villiers came out to bat. The Royal Challengers Bangalore had lost their big guns, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell.
It was deja-vu again as the onus was on de Villiers again to take RCB to a competitive total. It was never going to be easy as the quality Delhi Capitals bowling attacks were making life difficult for all batsmen. Knowing the importance of his wicket de Villiers started cautiously and along with Rajat Patidar consolidated the innings.
Ab de Villiers produces yet another magical knock in IPL 2021
Once he understood the pitch de Villiers backed himself to dominate the bowling. It was a brilliant cover drive against Kagiso Rabada that gave him confidence and post that he did not lock back. During his knock today he breached the mark of 5K IPL runs and became only the second overseas player after Warner to reach it.
The job wasn’t done as RCB were still struggling to post a total of around 165. In the last 3 overs, the ‘genius’ that is de Villiers activated his beast mode and provided his side much-needed final flourish. In the final over he took Marcus Stoinis apart as RCB reached a competitive total of 171 for 5.
Twitter was again buzzing and in awe of the 37-year-old who continues to be RCB’s best batsman. He smashed 75 in mere 42 balls and his knock included 3 boundaries and 5 colossal sixes. From fans to cricket experts all showered praises on de Villiers who once again saved his best for RCB when they were under enormous pressure. Here are all the Twitter reactions after yet another sublime knock from Ab de Villiers.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 27, 2021
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) April 27, 2021
ABD makes it look too easy
— Shai Hope (@shaidhope) April 27, 2021
AB De Villiers the master scored 75 in just 42 balls. Tremendous performance by him, the way he always steps up and perform for RCB is highly admirable. A great innings from the great man.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 27, 2021
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) April 27, 2021
What an Innings scored by Ab De Villiers. He scored 75* runs from 42 balls including 3 Fours and 5 Sixes against DC. Absolute Incredible batting. Well played, Mr. Genius. pic.twitter.com/vqEfDuOU0V
— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) April 27, 2021
Ab de Villiers is a blessing for RCB ✨
Lone warrior for the team for many years 🙇♀️
Even at the age of 37 he is unstoppable
He is the absolute GOAT of IPl pic.twitter.com/qB7MVq80A9
— yashvi wears mask 😷 (@BreatheKohli) April 27, 2021
We are at the point where comparing any player to AB De Villiers in IPL is disrespect to the game. pic.twitter.com/n1VODwuKdR
— H (@harxh17) April 27, 2021
Bowling Stoinis to De Villiers. That's violation of human rights. #IPL
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) April 27, 2021