AB de Villiers and his family members were spotted among the crowd who had joined in the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi to support their country, South Africa, in their Super 12 opening match versus Australia on Saturday.
While South Africa didn’t have a great start, losing a flurry of wickets early on, AB de Villiers’ son was caught on camera with a funny reaction to the wicket of opener Quinton de Kock.
The left-hander got out in an unlucky way to Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood. De Kock moved across his stumps to paddle the ball to the fine leg region. However, the ball lobbed in the air off his glove and then bounced right onto the stumps knocking over the bails; de Kock initially was looking for a run but was left surprised and then frustrated after the ball hit the sticks.
The camera then also panned toward AB de Villiers and his family. While the former Proteas skipper didn’t gave any reaction but keep his hand on his mouth, his son, looking at de Kock’s unfortunate dismissal was completely disappointed: he gritted his teeth before putting his head down in pain.
Watch – AB de Villiers’ Son Gets Disappointed After Quinton de Kock Loses Wicket In An Unlucky Way Vs Australia
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Australia on top with 4 wickets at halfway mark in South Africa’s innings
Aaron Finch had won the toss and elected to bowl first. Mitchell Starc was off his radar in the first over leaking 11 runs to Temba Bavuma. But then it was all Australia from thereon. Glenn Maxwell castled the South African skipper in the second over.
Josh Hazlewood, continued his good form from the IPL, nicking Rassie van der Dussen through to wicketkeeper Matthew Wade. The lanky pacer struck again – this time with the big scalp of Quinton de Kock. South Africa ended their powerplay at the score of 29/3.
Heinrich Klaasen looked to counter-attack with a couple of boundaries before Pat Cummins accounted for the right-hander’s wicket. Aiden Markram and David Miller are tasked with bailing the innings out and taking them to a challenging total. At the time of writing, South Africa are 59/4 at the 10-over mark.