South African cricketer AB de Villiers is known for doing unthinkable on the cricket field. He doesn't bowl, but in the two aspects of the game; batting and fielding, he is an absolute freak. 'Freak' is the right word for someone who has made even current era's best batsman his fan.
Virat Kohli, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper was awestruck with De Villiers' virtuous near the boundary ropes to dismiss Alex Hales of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Thursday.
"That was spiderman stuff for me. I mean, you don't do that as a normal human being. I thought it's going for a six and then he pulls it out followed by the jump and then the balance. He can do freakish things and I am used to it now. His shots still leave me in awe, but his fielding I'm pretty used to and that was fun to watch," says Virat.
The RCB skipper also tweeted about the catch and said he saw Spiderman live today.
It was a must-win game for Bangalore and had to restrict SRH under 218 to win the game. RCB bowlers did a pretty good job, in the end, to turn things around with a couple of good overs. Though it was Sunrisers' game to lose and they messed up in last four overs. Kane Williamson (81 off 42 balls) and Manish Pandey (62 off 38 balls) were the ones to keep the hosts under fear.
Earlier in the day, AB de Villiers had shone with the bat, smashing a 39-ball 69 at a strike rate of 176.92.