AB de Villiers has proved that age is just a number, thanks to his excellent performance against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday night in IPL 2020. The experienced (,,) player from South Africa hit the KKR bowlers in all parts of Sharjah. RCB captain Virat Kohli dubbed his teammate as a “superhuman”. De Villiers has been challenged several times to come out of retirement, and current coach Ravi Shastri has once again pushed hard, saying, “In this difficult time of the game or else you need to go back to international competition. Arena “.
“Now, the penny has dropped. What I saw last night was unreal. And the emotion is awakening. समान AB de Villiers 1, play in these difficult times or else you need to return to the international arena and after retirement.” The game will be good, Shastri tweeted on Tuesday morning.
Now, the money is gone. What I saw last night was unrealistic. And the emotion is equally awake. Abedeviliers 17, For this difficult time game or otherwise you need to come back to the international arena and retire. The game will be good #RCBvKKR # IPL2020 pic.twitter.com/s9BG6MxiCv
– Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOFC) 13 October 2020
South Africa stunned the world by announcing its sudden retirement from international cricket in May 201. However, the experienced batsman is still fit as a feed and the ball was hitting him the day before.
His batting brilliance came to the show once again on Monday. De Villiers hit an unbeaten 73 off just 33 balls, including five fours and six sixes. Virat Kohli remained unbeaten to bring de Villiers to the fore and saw the magic unfold at the end of the non-striker, scoring 33 off 28 balls.
In reply, KKR could only manage 112 for 9 in their 20 overs and further proved de Villiers’ supernatural ability.
In Sharjah, South Africa batted at a different level, but this is not the first time it has done so. Despite Virat Kohli struggling for runs at the start of IPL 2020, de Villiers hit two fifties in three matches and reduced Kohli’s losses.
De Villiers has now scored 228 runs in seven matches in the IPL 2020. With an average strike rate of 57 and an average of 185 185..36 – the best of the top 20 in the list of highest run scorers this year.
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