IPL 2020: Twitter reacts as AB de Villiers pulls off a stunning run-chase for RCB against RR

AB de Villiers struck 55 off 22 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore to take them home at the death against Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.

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AB de Villiers

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) AB de Villiers pulled off a stunning chase for his side in their Indian Premier League match against Rajasthan Royals (RR). Coming in to bat in the 13th over at his preferred No. 4 position, de Villiers started striking from the word ‘go’ to take his side home.

Earlier, RR won the toss and chose to bat first. They got off to a fluent start thanks to Robin Uthappa’s 41 at the top of the order. Captain Steve Smith then struck a well-made half century to take his side to a competitive total of 177. In the chase, RCB lost Aaron Finch early but Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal stitched together a good partnership. They then perished in quick succession leaving AB de Villiers and Gurkeerat Singh Mann with a lot of work to do.

It was then the ABD show as the South African hit the ball all around the park to take his side home. He took a special liking to Jaydev Unadkat and hit three sixes off his 19th over. He then finished off the match with a six off Jofra Archer.

Twitter reacts to ABD show

Following de Villier’s stunning knock, Twitter was flooded with reactions of awe at the South African’s batting prowess. Here are a few of them:

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