Adam Gilchrist’s tweet for De Villiers is winning the internet
De Villiers smashed 176 off just 104 balls in his comeback innings.
Published - Oct 19, 2017 5:18 pm | Updated - Oct 19, 2017 5:18 pm
The former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist has expressed his delight over the return of AB de Villiers to cricket. He slammed a fantabulous ton on Wednesday against Bangladesh and entertained the crowd. The cricketing fraternity hailed the talented batsman for the effort and was also disappointed that he could not get to his maiden double century. However, Gilchrist who is in Australia currently loved his knock and welcomed him back to the cricketing world.
AB de Villiers gave up his limited overs captaincy and announced his return to cricket across all the formats last month much to the delight of his fans all over the world. He had last played for South Africa in ODIs in Champions Trophy in June. However, he decided to make his comeback for the series against Bangladesh. He played the first ODI but wasn’t required to bat as the hosts romped home with 10 wickets in hand. But he enjoyed his game at Boland Park and played a superlative knock for his country.
Gilchrist’s wonderful message
Adam Gilchrist seemed to have watched the century of the living legend and was left awestruck. He couldn’t stop himself from praising him on the social media website Twitter. He termed him as a world-class entertainer and wrote, “The cricket world is simply a better place with a fit and firing @ABdeVilliers17 #class #entertainer.” Even the opposition skipper Mashrafe Mortaza admitted after the game that the bowlers could have done little when AB was in such a magnificent touch.
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) October 19, 2017
However, De Villiers would now love to continue in the same vein as far as his batting is concerned and also hope that he stays fit. He has also cleared the air that he is ready to fight his way back to the Test side instead of replacing a performing batsman which means the cricketer is onto something special in the second innings of his career. The upcoming summer is extremely important for him and he would want to make it count big time.