As Kohli continues scrambling for his form in the ongoing IPL, AB De Villiers seems to be on song of as he continues spearheading RCB’s batting line up with some incredible onslaught.
After a quickfire 51 in the opener that saw Bangalore pipping Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs, he was the solitary batsman in the RCB echelons to provide maximum resistance against a soaring Punjab after the rest of the team spiralled into an uncontrollable tailspin.
Come the third game, he arrived at a crucial juncture of the match where RCB was wobbling at 123 for 3 as Kohli was removed for cheap and a very few overs were left for the Bangalore batsmen to bring out the explosives.
Paddikal led the charge while ABD settled in and once the South African had his eyes set, he pressed the kill switch. He started his onslaught with a brilliant flick over mid-wicket against Krunal Pandya. He followed it with an emphatic pull shot against a poor delivery from Pollard.
To aggravate matters for Mumbai, ABD took the best bowler in their ranks by the scruff of their neck as he dinked a fine boundary over cover against Bumrah. He showed absolutely no relent as the next one was hurled into the stands in an impudent fashion over mid-wicket.
It was ABD and Shivam Dube who smoked the bowlers in the final overs to help RCB cross the hallowed line. Twitter couldn’t keep calm as the dangerous ABD piled his second half-century of the tournament.
In fact RCB smoked 78 runs in the final four overs that saw them leapfrog from a mediocre total to a titanic sum that will make life a living nightmare for the Mumbai batsmen.
These are the top ten tweets about Mr 360.
Bumrah : I am Worlds best Bowler#ABDevilliers : pic.twitter.com/JXdijTjURJ
— ★RAM★ (@Me_BadBoy_) September 28, 2020
Pattinson Bumrah #ABDevilliers
AB de Villiers to Jasprit Bumrah after the match: pic.twitter.com/U4KxGIFXYk
— Adnan Mohammad ? (@adnan_mohd17) September 28, 2020
Abd was on fire today ???
Only #RCB player who is never off duty for them #MIvsRCB #ABDevilliers pic.twitter.com/tsXdsAK7HX
— Sarfaraz Asim (@mrsarfaraz26) September 28, 2020
It was an absolute rampage by ABD..I have never seen someone hitting Bumrah with such ease..
Bow down to the Legend!!#RCBvMI #ABDevilliers pic.twitter.com/wreUiY3s7v
— Yuvraj Singh ?? (@yuvraj0728) September 28, 2020