Watch: AB de Villiers takes blinder to remove WI Skipper Ramdin
Updated - Dec 27, 2014 11:15 am
Watch: AB de Villiers takes blinder to remove WI Skipper Ramdin: Christopher Reeve: you must have remembered him. Yes, we are talking about the man who was behind the costume of Superman in the film of same the title. You must have seen him flying all over the town in the film. But we have got another Superman for you who flies all over the cricket ground. He is so fit that he hasn’t missed a single test match since his debut against England and holds a unique record of playing 97* test matches in a row. He is none other than Abraham Benjamin De Viliers, most commonly known as ABD.
This tale took place during the 4th day of the 1st test of the ongoing test series between the Caribbeans and the Proteas. West Indies were already in the back-foot losing 5 wickets in merely 105 runs (still trailing by 246 runs), after Dale Steyn’s fabulous bowling display. Meanwhile, because of an injury to the regular South African wicket-keeper, Quinton De Cock, the man standing behind the stumps was AB de Villiers. After getting Marlon Samuels out, Dale Steyn found the West Indian skipper, Denesh Ramdin on the crease.
The very first delivery to Ramdin was a beauty, but unfortunately it went on to the fence. Luck didn’t favour the West Indian skipper for long. The next ball from Steyn, pitched just a little short from the good length area and got a nice amount of bounce along with a few inches of out swing. Ramdin, blindly followed the ball and everything he could manage in that delivery was just an outside edge. The ball nicked in the shoulder of the bat and went towards the gap between ABD and the 1st slip, Hashim Amla. As soon as the ball started curving away from ABD, he proved his acrobatic skills, sprung up the whole body and chased the ball by throwing his right hand onto its direction.
In the next flash, he found himself grabbing the ball quite neatly and made sure West Indian’s score fell into 105/6. Although this is not the first time when AB De Villiers went on to oppose the law of gravity for a fraction of a second, but undoubtedly its one of the best catches of this year.
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