South African batsman AB De Villiers has made a name for himself in world cricket that no one else has been able to get even close to. His league of batting that has so much diversity and entertainment that he has been often described as the King of T20 cricket. Rarely will you see a cricket fan who is not a fan of this South African.
Same is the case with former Indian batsman Aakash Chopda who thinks AB De Villiers is a ‘Genius’ for his amazing stint in the IPL 2021.
AB de Villiers batted at No.5 during IPL 2021 and he regularly gave match-winning performances one after the other defying the fact that he hadn’t played any competitive cricket for quite some time before the commencement of the tournament.
“AB de Villiers is a genius. It is because all of us were saying that he should be batted up the order because the more deliveries you give him, the more impact he will have. But RCB was sending him at No.5. If you are sending him at No.5, how will the team and he do well? But AB de Villiers said it does not matter to him whether you play him at No.5 or in Mars, he will be absolutely fine,” said Aakash Chopra.
“The knock he played against KKR was an absolute belter of an innings. He hit a flurry of fours and sixes while no one was able to score runs on that ground in the last four overs. But it was the class of AB de Villiers, who delivered once again,” added Chopra.
“He is that kind of a player. Wherever you play him, he brings the best out of himself. It was just the AB class that actually made the difference in crucial encounters against KKR and Delhi,” concluded Aakash Chopra.