'Will power is de Villiers power': Twitter hails ABD's match-winning knock vs MI
Royal Challengers Bangalore's wicketkeeper-batsman AB de Villiers return to 22 yards with a match-winning 27-ball 48 knock
Royal Challengers Bangalore's wicketkeeper-batsman AB de Villiers returned to 22 yards with a match-winning 27-ball 48 knock. ABD, who last played competitive cricket in the last season of IPL in the UAE, seemed to pick up where he left off in 2020 as the world of Twitter was full of praise for the batsman.
The 37-year-old came in to bat in the 13th over, when RCB were 98/3, needing 62 runs to win from 45 balls. The former Proteas batsman smashed 4 fours and 2 sixes, striking at a blistering rate of 177.78, to bail his team out of jail and put them in a commanding position.
Even though he was run-out in the last over, when RCB needed just two more runs for victory, he had set-up a good enough platform for Harshal Patel to hit the winning runs off the last ball.
Here's how the netizens reacted on Twitter:
Will power = De villiers Power.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 9, 2021
Defeats all power.
No wonder the @IPL logo is secretly designed after @ABdeVilliers17 . Champion knock. But Patel Bhai ke raaz mein , RCB bowling mazaa aaya. Top spell 5/27. Is saal cup aande , no vaandey. #RCBvsMI pic.twitter.com/NcPBRzaRrd