AB de Villiers took a sensational catch while fielding to dismiss Alex Hales on Thursday. To get rid of Alex Hales in the 8th over of Sunrisers Hyderabad’s innings against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday at Chinnaswamy Stadium this happened.
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SRH’s opening batsman, Shikhar Dhawan and Alex Hales began their innings on an energetic note to keep the run rate in check. But soon after Shikhar departed and it was Hales who kept the momentum going with few of high hit at that time Hyderabad was chasing 218 in 20 overs.
OMG!! totally socked! plz tell me that this was not #Superman ? #Speechless #RCBvSRH #Bestofever – #catch #AbDevillers#Sixers– 105m ,so the world’s love y @ABdeVilliers17
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Hales, with 60 runs in 7 over, strikes one to the leg side of the bowling off Moeen Ali, but AB De Villiers, who was fielding at mid wicket, leaped and plucked the ball out of thin air with one hand to complete this stunning catch.
Catch of the tournament pic.twitter.com/E0OriypfCm
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Skipper Virat Kohli, and viewers around the world,could not believe their eyes as IPL 2018 produced what will go down as one of the very best catches in cricket history. Complementing ABD, Kohli said,
“That was spiderman stuff (about ABD’s catch). You don’t do that as normal human beings. I thought it was going for a six but he pulled it off. He can do freakish things but I am used to it now. His fielding I am pretty used to now.”
Brought into the attack with energy in the eighth over, Basil Thampi leaked runs as Ali hit consecutive sixes off the pacer — first over mid-off and then over square-leg boundary to give momentum to RCB’s innings. Earlier, SRH skipper Williamson won the toss and invited RCB to bat first. Despite losing a couple of early wickets, the men in red went on to score a humongous 218/6 in 20 overs. AB De Villiers (69) and Moeen Ali (65) put up a century stand to help the scoreboard surge past 200.
In this kind of catching form, AB De Villiers can even catch the Congress MLAs getting out of the resort to join BJP. pic.twitter.com/A0E6Ov8mMn
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Seeing his team’s performance and effort, Moeen Ali said,
“Definitely going to take that total and back ourselves to defend it. Do or die situation for us, so happy that everyone managed to get a few runs. The best way to play for our team is to play freely and not think too much about anything else. One of life’s great pleasures is to bat with AB, and it was amazing to share a partnership with him.”
AB De Villiers on of a kind skilled player. His extreme sportsmanship and talent has brought him to where he is. What do you think about this insane superhero catch by AB De Villiers? Let us know in the comments below.