AB de Villiers is one of the best destructive batsmen in the history of the game. He has an unbelievable range of strokes that allows him to manipulate the field and attack the opposition at any stage of the innings.
The stylish Proteas batsman made a comeback to international cricket after a long gap and hammered 176 off 104 balls with 15 fours and seven sixes. De Villiers made a mockery of Bangladesh’s bowling attack and once again proved to the world that he is the most destructive batsman in the shorter formats of the game.
De Villiers’ innings in his comeback game is now his highest ever score in ODI cricket, beating his previous best of 162* against the West Indies in 2015. As AB smashed Bangladeshi bowlers all around the stadium, Twitterati erupted in joy and celebrated the return of their favourite cricketer.
AB de Villiers is one of those cricketers who can unite cricket fans around the world with his batting. He is loved by and all and this is the reason why cricketing fraternity and fans erupted with happiness after his memorable knock.
South Africa 353 for 6 (Hashim Amla 84, AB de Villiers 176 ; Shakib Al Hasan 2 for 60, Rubel Hossain 4 for 62) vs Bangladesh.
Check out the tweets here:
@ABdeVilliers17 teaches you how to burst crackers without causing pollution. what a cricketer extreme joy experienced
— Zaheer Arif (@prowritarif) October 18, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 18, 2017
Won’t finish with the greatest stats in the game, but @ABdeVilliers17 simply the greatest to grace the game, absolute freak ?
— LJ Biddlestone (@LJBiddlestone) October 18, 2017
I love watching @ABdeVilliers17 bat!
— Chris Morris (@Tipo_Morris) October 18, 2017
— Ngqiqo Luthando Nkonzombi (@ngqiqonkonzombi) October 18, 2017
AB De Villiers become first player to smash 150 in less than 100 balls twice in ODI Cricket history….
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) October 18, 2017
25 ODI centuries for AB de Villiers and he has a strike rate of 100+ in each of those. Unique record. #SAvBan
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 18, 2017
— ICC (@ICC) October 18, 2017
— JSK (@imjsk27) October 18, 2017
Inns for 200th ODI SIX:
195 – Shahid Afridi
214 – AB DE VILLIERS
228 – B McCullum
241 – C Gayle
248 – MS Dhoni
343 – S Jayasuriya#SAvBAN
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) October 18, 2017
Most ODI hundreds in 75 or fewer balls:
9 AB de Villiers
6 V Sehwag
5 S Jayasuriya
4 Shahid Afridi/ J Buttler#SAvBAN
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) October 18, 2017
AB de Villiers is just world class 👌. It still baffles me how South Africa hasn't yet won the Cricket World Cup.
— It's Vuyo. (@OhFlipItsVuyo) October 18, 2017
— Meet Rojivadiya (@meetro26) October 18, 2017
— Valentine (@makalesley) October 18, 2017