AB de Villiers has been in a stupendous form this season, hammering the ball all around the park and making the bowlers scratch their heads. Against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), he continued to do the same by scoring a quickfire knock of 68 runs from just 30 balls. ABD was in a no-nonsense mood as soon as he came to bat. Mr 360 took on Shardul Thakur and struck him for three sixes in a row. It seemed he was making up for playing four dot balls in a row when he came to bat after Virat Kohli’s wicket in the fifth over.
He took on Harbhajan Singh in the last over of powerplay, hitting him for 2 sixes and 1 four. He did not score much in Imran Tahir’s first over and took his time. However, in the next over, De Villiers did not pay any respects to his South African teammate.
He hit him for a four and a six in the first three deliveries of 11th over but more was yet to come. On the fourth ball, De Villiers got down on one knee and struck the ball over midwicket boundary and out of the stadium for a 111-metre six.
Here’s the video of De Villiers making life hard for Tahir in the middle —
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Tahir is a spirited cricketer too. He got CSK back in the game by taking his wicket in the 15th over. Tahir went on a marathon strike after his teammate’s wicket. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) scored 205 runs for 8 wickets at their home ground, giving CSK a steep target to chase.
De Villiers dethroned Kane Williamson to get the Orange Cap. He has 280 runs in 6 innings, including three half-centuries. De Villiers’ six is followed by Andre Russell, Chris Lynn and Dinesh Karthik.