AB de Villiers

`Under pressure' Domingo not to blame for tri-series exit: De Villiers

`Under pressure' Domingo not to blame for tri-series exit: De Villiers

Johannesburg, June 26 : South African skipper AB de Villiers has backed embattled coach Russell Domingo, saying he has put the side through their paces 'like never before'.

Domingo has come under huge pressure following South Africa's exit from the ongoing Caribbean tri-nation series.

The De Villiers-led side were bundled out for 185 against hosts West Indies to lose the crucial ninth match by 100 runs and surrender their hopes of making it to the tournament final.

Sporadic rain spoils De Villiers' 200th ODI

Sporadic rain spoils De Villiers' 200th ODI

Johannesburg, June. 20 : Intermittent rain has forced an abandonment of the seventh match of the Caribbean one-day international triangular series between South Africa and Australia with only one over being bowled at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

It could have been a celebratory occasion for South African skipper de Villiers, who was playing his 200th ODI for his country, Sport24 reported.

After being asked to bat first, South Africa made eight runs without losing any wicket before the arrival of rain, which continued steadily for several hours before abating.

`Gutted` Kohli takes blame for Royal Challengers' IPL defeat

`Gutted` Kohli takes blame for Royal Challengers' IPL defeat

Bengaluru, May 30 : Taking the blame for the defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli has said that his and AB de Villiers' dismissal was a `big blow` for the side.

The RCB's hopes of clinching their maiden IPL title were dented after they suffered an eight-run defeat at the hands of David Warner's side at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.

Myself and AB getting out quickly was a big blow: Virat Kohli

Myself and AB getting out quickly was a big blow: Virat Kohli

Bengaluru: Virat Kohli was dignity personified in defeat but did admit that he did not feel good finishing second best as he termed his and AB de Villiers dismissal as the "big blow" in their defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL final.

Kohli awestruck by de Villiers masterclass

Kohli awestruck by de Villiers masterclass

Bengaluru, May. 25 : Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has heaped praise on AB de Villiers, describing the South African as the current best batsman after he singlehandedly steered his side into the Indian Premier League final last evening.

Chasing a target of 159, the Royal Challengers endured a horror start and were reduced to 68 for six in the 10th over before de Villiers lifted his side from the jaws of defeat with a stellar knock.

`Always had a bit of belief`, de Villiers says after heroic act

`Always had a bit of belief`, de Villiers says after heroic act

Bengaluru, May. 25 : Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers has revealed he always had the belief that his side could reach the Indian Premier League final despite the task seemed impossible and 'a huge mountain to climb' at one stage.

Chasing a target of 159, the Royal Challengers endured a horror start and were reduced to 68 for six in the 10th over before de Villiers single-handedly lifted his side from the jaws of defeat with a stellar knock.

IPL 9, Qualifier 1: AB de Villiers' 'Superman' knock helps RCB storm into final

IPL 9, Qualifier 1: AB de Villiers' 'Superman' knock helps RCB storm into final

Bengaluru: Ab de Villiers played a breathtaking knock to single-handedly lead Royal Challengers Bangalore fightback and take them into the Indian Premier League final with a thrilling four wicket win over Gujarat Lions here on Tuesday.

Chasing 159, RCB looked down and out at 29 for five before de Villiers smashed 79 off 47 balls to script a sensational comeback and take the team home in 18.2 overs. The Lions were outdone by one man's class as the efforts of Dhawal Kulkarani and Dwayne Smith went in vain.

De Villiers-Kohli like Superman-Batman: RCB's Gayle

De Villiers-Kohli like Superman-Batman: RCB's Gayle

Kolkata, May 17 : Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) swashbuckling opener Chris Gayle has compared team-mates Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to fictional superheroes Batman and Superman after their scintillating stroke play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The duo followed up their astonishing 229-run stand against Gujarat Lions with a 115-run match winning partnership against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens on Monday. RCB defeated KKR by nine wickets.

Kohli brands De Villiers as `best batsman of this generation`

Kohli brands De Villiers as `best batsman of this generation`

Johannesburg, Apr 15 : Indian batting star Virat Kohli has heaped praise on AB de Villiers, describing his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate as 'the best batsman of this generation'.

Kohli struck a magnificent 157-run partnership for the opening wicket in just 14.3 overs as the Royal Challengers started their Indian Premier League campaign on a winning note after beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 45 runs on Tuesday.

South African swashbuckling batsman De Villiers smashed 82 off just 42 balls, while Kohli stroked 75 as the team scored in excess of
200.

IPL 9: AB De Villiers, Virat Kohli star in RCB's resounding win over Hyderabad

IPL 9: AB De Villiers, Virat Kohli star in RCB's resounding win over Hyderabad

Bengaluru: Virat Kohli and A B de Villiers shared a breathtaking 157-run stand off 87 balls as Royal Challengers Bangalore secured a comfortable 45-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening match of the Indian Premier League here on Tuesday.

Kohli (75 off 51) and de Villiers (82 off 42), arguably the top two batsmen in the world, set the Chinnaswamy Stadium on fire to take RCB to 227 for four.

The bowlers defended the steep total comfortably on a batting beauty despite a blazing knock from Sunrisers captain David Warner



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