It is sometimes scarcely believable how unusual AB de Villiers’ shots are. But that is T20 cricket and it demands you to be innovative, especially if you are a batsman. De Villiers is a complete batsman, in a sense that he has every shot in the book. And yes, the ones which are unorthodox too. During a match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, De Villiers carved out yet another shot, that bewildered the fielding team and the viewers. Anureet Singh, the right-arm medium, was bowling around the wicket when South African captain played a cheeky shot. Watch Video- Yuvraj Singh shocked as Lendl Simmons takes a stunner!
De Villiers set himself early for a reverse scoop and Anureet seeing that bowled a high full-toss. The right-handed batsman reverse scooped the ball over the short third man for a boundary. In the process, De Villiers managed to balance himself, but once he completed the shot, the right-hander tumbled.
This not the first time we saw de Villiers opt for a strange shot. The right-hander is known to dish out such shots with ease in the death overs and T20 cricket. Also Watch- RCB vs KXIP IPL 2015 Full Video Highlights.
De Villiers ended with an unbeaten 47 off 24 balls to help Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) register highest team total (226) in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). He slammed three fours and four sixes during his stay in the middle. The RCB vs KXIP game also saw Chris Gayle register a thumping century. In reply, Royal Challengers bowled out Kings XI for just 88 and won the match comprehensively by a whopping margin of 138 runs.