It was a close match on April 25 as the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans couldn’t control their heartbeats. In a near-miss match, the CSK defeated RCB by 5 wickets at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. In the match that is being fondly tagged as ‘Clash of the Titans’ by cricket fans, MS Dhoni pulled off a classic masterpiece as a finisher sending his fans into a joyous frenzy. His men chased down a good 205/8 set by RCB with two balls to spare at the end of the match. This win has put the CSK on top of the league table, creating a record of highest successful run-chase in a T20 match at Chinnaswamy stadium.
Apart from Dhoni, another person who astonished the fans and team alike, with his almost impeccable knock was South African batsman AB de Villiers. The batsman ran the 22 yards for 12 runs and managed the rest from the boundaries. Mr. 360 scored a gigantic 68 on 30 balls with two fours and eight sixes.
— Deepak Raj Verma (@iconicdeepak) April 25, 2018
His unorthodox shots surprised his team’s captain Virat Kohli, whose reaction was captured by shutterbugs. Much like Kohli, even the opposite team couldn’t believe their eyes and were all praises for Villiers. Despite this fantastic batting, RCB couldn’t win the match.
Take a look at some of the tweets praising AB de Villiers:
😲😲😲😲this is just unbelievable!! Love watching this man bat!! He’s the best in the business!! AB de Villiers!!! Unreal!! 🔥🔥#IPL11
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) April 25, 2018
AB de Villiers…. just wow!!! He is a freak!! (A freak in a GOOD way) #IPL2018
— Ben Duckett (@BenDuckett1) April 25, 2018
Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers won the orange cap playing for RCB without facing the RCB bowling over the years. They deserved a gold cap. #IPL
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) April 25, 2018
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) April 21, 2018
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) April 25, 2018
Phenomenal skills yes, but it’s his selflessness while batting that makes AB such a champion. 🙏🙏🙏🙏#ABDevilliers
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) April 25, 2018
Normal innings are played under lights.
AB de Villiers innings played under highlights 😃
— Mayanti Langer (@Langer_Mayanti) April 21, 2018
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