M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, drenched in the sea of red and blacks, witnessed a special knock from their favourite son AB de Villiers last night against Delhi Daredevils.
The South African maestro, took his side, Royal Challengers Bangalore, single-handedly across the finishing line with his express knock of 90 which came off just 39 deliveries, at an explosive strike rate of 230.
AB’s knock came at a time when the ardent RCB supporters required his services the most. Previously in the tournament, De Villiers gave away his wickets to lose half-trackers, just beginning to create a habit which the likes of Rahul Tewatia tried to exploit.
However, this time around, AB ensured he did not miss out on the loose deliveries and smacked a 106-meter hit which reached the roof of the stadium.
That hit from AB turned out to be the longest in the tournament, overtaking Andre Russell’s 105-m long hit against Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk.
Apart from the megahit, AB de Villiers entertained with ten boundaries all around the ground to complete his 360-degree powerplay.
Chennai Super Kings’ off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was quick to spot the brilliance from the modern master of batsmanship and lauded his efforts with his recent tweet.
“Mr 360 Degree @ABdeVilliers17 One and only word for you (FREAK) absolutely beauty [email protected] vs @DelhiDaredevils @IPL,” tweeted Harbhajan Singh, after RCB’s six-wicket win over the struggling tourists Delhi Daredevils.
Here’s the tweet
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 21, 2018