Pull a bottle off the top shelf, because AB de Villiers has served a vintage performance in the IPL on Monday. Turning out for Royal Challengers Bangalore against the Kolkata Knight Riders, the South African legend bludgeoned his team into a match-winning position, smashing 73 runs off just 33 balls.
Six appeal: Our lad has still got it
The insane innings was punctuated by 11 boundaries in total, including six sixes. However, there was one particular maximum that has caught the attention of cricket fans worldwide – and an unfortunate driver in Sharjah.
Proving that he’s still got those almighty levers, AB de Villiers smashed twin sixes out of the stadium in consecutive balls. His second effort landed on the highway outside of the ground, bouncing off a moving car in the process. We’ve seen a lot in our time watching the IPL, but this has got to be a first!
Watch – IPL latest: AB de Villiers hits moving car with an almighty six
- Windows up: Here’s ball leaving the stadium again
— Paul Watson ????????? (@watsonmpaul) October 12, 2020
- And this is how those sixes looked together – including the one that bounced off a vehicle
RCB vs KKR: IPL latest scores on Monday 12 October
Aaron Finch hit a breezy 47, and Virat Kohli chalked up 33* during his stint at the crease, as RCB posted a score of 194/2 off their 20 overs. KKR were yet to bat at the time of publishing: However, it’s AB de Villiers making all the headlines, after launching his side into an enviable position. In fact, our homegrown hero even made a small slice of personal history…
1 – AB de Villiers has just recorded an unbeaten 73 off 33 balls (221 SR); that’s his highest ever #IPL innings score against Kolkata Knight Riders. Class. #RCBvKKR #RCB #IPL2020 pic.twitter.com/T9oOcQVzBu
— OptaJim (@OptaJim) October 12, 2020