The end of an era, certainly as one of South Africa’s greatest batsman Ab De Villiers has opted to retire from all forms of cricket and will not be taking part in IPL as well. The right-hander has been truly among the best batters across formats in the last decade and after his international retirement in 2019, he was willing to play just the domestic tournaments.
However, he now has looked to move on from that and the 37 years old has some excellent numbers in every format he has played. As far as the IPL is concerned, AB De Villiers is a big and popular figure for the Royal Challengers Bangalore side from the 2011 season.
De Villiers is also considered to be one of the greats of IPL as well with 5162 runs in 184 games at an average of nearly 40 and a strike rate of 151.7. Here are the 5 best innings of AB De Villiers In IPL history.
5 Best Innings Of AB de Villiers In IPL History:
79*(47), RCB vs GL, Qualifier 1, Bangalore, IPL 2016:
This was qualifier 1 of the 2016 IPL where RCB dominated the proceedings until the finals. Gujarat Lions batted first and posted a score of 158 on the board with the top score being Dwayne Smith’s 73 off just 41 balls.
In reply, RCB lost their way completely at the start with losing 6 wickets for 68 runs in the 10th over mark and were in all sorts of trouble. However, De Villiers managed to keep them in the hunt and he stitched an excellent partnership alongside Iqbal Abdullah to take the RCB side. De Villiers finished with an unbeaten 79 off 47 balls that comprised of 5 sixes and 5 fours in the innings.