The ongoing MSL 2019 is witnessing some exemplary performances from some of the best players from South Africa. But one player has been the talk of the town so far thanks to his amazing batting exhibition. The player is the world-renowned AB de Villiers, who is turning out for Tshwane Spartans in the T20 league and was seen playing some amazing shots during the tournament.
De Villiers’ abrupt retirement in May 2018 sent shockwaves across the world given that the Proteas were preparing for their World Cup in 2019 and he was probably their most gun batsman around whom, the other batting would revolve. But he has managed to play in various T20 leagues and is one of the attractions for South Africa’s home T20 league. In a recent match against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, De Villiers showed that he still has the goods to amaze the crowd.
AB de Villiers shows off by hitting a scoop and a reverse scoop
AB de Villiers put on a show in the 23rd match of the ongoing second season of the Mzansi Super League between Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Tshwane Spartans in Port Elizabeth. The 35-year-old former Proteas captain played some amazing shots during his half-century. He started off with a brilliant scoop off Mnyaka in the 9th over.
He got out in the 18th over, but before getting out, De Villiers showed just how much time he has to play whichever shot he wants on a delivery that should be played in a conventional manner. The over was bowled by Junior Dala and on the third delivery, the South African superman went down on one knee to play a reverse sweep off the 132 kmph delivery by the bowler. This even left a bewildering smile on the face of Dala and the crowd went nuts.
He got out after scoring 63 off just 38 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes, as his team made 188/5 in 20 overs. The Giants though sealed the 189-run chase in the last over as Ben Dunk scored 99* in 54 balls with 4 sixes and 10 fours.
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