Former South Africa skipper batter AB de Villiers retired from all forms of cricket on Friday. As the entire cricketing fraternity came together to commend him for his contribution to the game, Parvinder Awana kicked up a storm on social media with his post thanking the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter.
AB De Villiers was one of the pioneers of the evolved, modern game of cricket we witness today. The Protea legend amassed a whopping 8756 runs in Tests, 9577 in ODIs, 1672 in T20Is and 5162 in the IPL. Barring his phenomenal ability to hit sixes all around the ground, he was a gun fielder and a fairly good wicketkeeper too.
Parvinder Awana stirs up a storm on social media
Awana took to Twitter to post a video of him uprooting de Villiers’ stumps in a bizarre tribute. The caption read, “Thank you AB de Villiers for your contribution to cricket.” Netizens were quick to lash out at Awana for posting the video on the day the Protea legend retired from the sport.
The clip was from an IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kings XI Punjab. Awana castled de Villiers as he tried to scoop him for a six but missed the ball. Cricket fas were quick to point out that de Villiers had hit a six of the previous delivery.
Parvinder Awana featured in two games for India in a T20I series against England at home in 2012. The right-arm quick did not take a single wicket in either game and leaked runs at an extremely high economy rate of 11.83. Awana played for the Kings XI Punjab from 2012 to 2014 and it was his 17 wickets in 12 games in his debut season which saw him earn a national call up.