South Africa’s swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers returned to international cricket in style in the third and final Twenty20 International match against Sri Lanka at Cape Town. AB de Villiers a lot of time to recover from an elbow injury all his fans were early waiting for his return.
In his comeback innings, AB de Villiers batted in his trademark style and scored his ninth T20I fifty off just 35 balls. He batted for 44 balls and scored 63 runs. De Villiers played variety of strokes and made Sri Lankan bowlers look ordinary while he lasted.
South Africa’s coach said after AB de Villiers’ knock that he was very nervous before the match.
“He was nervous. It was almost as though he was playing his debut today,” Russell Domingo, South Africa’s coach was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.com.
“He was very edgy and said he felt like he was playing for the first time. It’s great – it shows how much it still means to perform. That’s exciting for us, because it’s almost like a bit of a rebirth for him. He’s fresh and really desperate to do well,” he added.
VIDEO: AB de Villiers’ unbelievable strokes in his comeback innings
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