AB de Villiers should bat with his eyes closed or else it becomes too easy for him: Aakash Chopra
AB de Villiers' man of the match performance of 75 runs from 42 balls helped RCB to their fifth win of the season.
Updated - Apr 28, 2021 3:18 pm
Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra had some word of praise for the batting brilliance from AB de Villiers which helped Royal Challengers Bangalore win their IPL 2021 match against Delhi Capitals on Tuesday, April 27. His innings of 75 runs helped RCB post an above-par total, which they were able to defend by just one run.
After losing the toss and batting first, RCB got to a position where they desperately needed one batsman to stick around and get them to a good score. AB de Villiers stayed till the end, in fact, he smashed 23 runs off the last over to ensure that RCB reached a total of 171 for 5. Despite wickets falling around him and Delhi bowling well, the South African was able to soak the pressure.
While talking on his Youtube video, Chopra said that the former Proteas batsman should try closing his eyes and batting as it is getting too easy for him at this moment. A couple of weeks back, ABD had put on a show against Kolkata when he smashed 76 from 34 balls on a pretty difficult wicket.
AB de Villiers is unbelievable: Aakash Chopra
“It was the AB de Villiers show. He is Superman, unbelievable. It was something only he could do. He should bat with his eyes closed or else it becomes too easy for him or he should play with the edge of the bat or play with the bat’s edge with his eyes closed,” said Chopra on a video from his official Youtube channel.
The ex-cricketer turned commentator further talked about how AB managed to pull off an incredible inning under difficult conditions to bat. “It was difficult to bat on this pitch because the ball was staying low and it is tough to hit the ball in the air when the ball is striking low on the bat. Bounce is important to hit the sixes but he is AB de Villiers. He has software to change good balls also to bad deliveries,” added Chopra.
Chopra also had a word of praise for Rajat Patidar, who scored 31 runs from 22 balls, coming into the XI at no. 3. RCB is now ranked no. 1 on the points table with five wins from six games.