AB de Villiers

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

`Unsatisfied` De Villiers keen to improve T20 record

`Unsatisfied` De Villiers keen to improve T20 record

Johannesburg, Feb. 22 : South Africa's swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers has admitted that he is not satisfied with his current T20 record despite playing a major role in his side's two-match series win against England.

De Villiers smashed a brutal knock of 71 off just 29 balls to help South Africa claim a nine-wicket win in the second and the final match at the Wanderers.

The 32-year-old, who wanted to work on his T20 internationals runs, believes that his performance against England was the first step in the right direction, Sport24 reported.

De Villiers says Proteas were `hungrier` than England to win series

De Villiers says Proteas were `hungrier` than England to win series

Johannesburg, Feb. 15 : South African skipper AB de Villiers believes that his side were 'hungrier' to win than England following their five-wicket triumph in the fifth and the final ODI in Cape Town on Sunday.

South Africa's five-wicket defeat at Port Elizabeth in the second ODI left them 0-2 down in the series before they eventually bounced back to seal the five-match series 3-2 with three straight wins.

Praising his side's tremendous comeback, the 31-year-old batsman described the series win a special moment for the entire team, Sport24 reported.

De Villiers hails Proteas' hunger, attitude post third ODI win

De Villiers hails Proteas' hunger, attitude post third ODI win

Johannesburg, Feb. 10 : South African skipper AB de Villiers has praised his side's attitude and hunger that led to their seven-wicket victory in the third ODI of the five-match series against England at SuperSport Park in Centurion, Pretoria.

Jubilant with the result, the 31-year-old insisted that it was a good solid performance by the team as they were desperate to get the result, Sport24 reported.

De Villiers stressed that the team had shown a lot of energy on the field, adding that he hopes there were much more good stuff to come in future.

De Villiers backs Proteas to stage strong comeback against England

De Villiers backs Proteas to stage strong comeback against England

Johannesburg, Feb. 8 : South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has called on his side to stage a strong comeback in the remaining ODIs of the five-match series against England, insisting that the Alastair Cook -led side are not unbeatable.

Describing England as a `confident` side, De Villiers said that although the opponents were playing really good cricket, he added that South Africa could give them a strong competition, Sport24 reported.



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