The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium has witnessed one of the most spectacular matches up to now of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Thursday (17 May).
From catches to boundaries to sixes, everything was completely entertaining from both RCB and RSH sides, but AB de Villiers' unbelievable one-handed catch to dismiss Hyderabad opener Alex Hales was outstanding and even he has been all over the social media following his stunner at home.
The South African batsman is not only dominating headlines and receiving applauds for his outstanding batting, but also his superhuman fielding efforts against the SRH at home.
On Thursday (17 May), de Villiers was on the fire, hitting the SRH bowlers are over the Chinnaswamy ground and fans were chanting AB…AB…AB that made the atmosphere even more thriller here.
The 34-year-old left-hander has amazed the packed Chinnaswamy crowd with his fabulous batting show, hammering 69 off 39 laced with 12 fours and 1 six, as well as, added 107 runs for the fourth wicket partnership with Moeen Ali (65) to help RCB to post a mammoth total of 218 on the board.
While defending their total, RCB bowlers have done the fantastic job, and M Siraj finished the match for RCB in Bangalore.
Meanwhile, Man of the Match De Villiers said that the crowd support in Bangalore was amazing as well as revealed his game plan against the SRH bowlers. As per reports in Cricket Country, AB told reporters at the post-match conference, “It’s an amazing feeling when they chant my name. I look to put pressure on the bowlers. I’m human after all. If I get one or two away, I have momentum going my way.”
Commenting on his incredible catch, he said, “With the catch, I made it look tougher than it was. It curved away late, luckily it stuck. I got into a bad position. It’d be great to make the knockouts. Lot’s got to happen. We have to win the next game, then it comes down to run rates.”
Now Virat Kohli and his team will play Rajasthan Royals in their next IPL 2018 match on Saturday (May 19).