AB de Villiers spent his Sunday afternoon doing wonders for breaking down gender stereotypes involving the colour pink and redefining modern-day batting once again.
If you didn’t spend Sunday afternoon running out of superlatives to describe AB de Villiers, then you must lead a pretty miserable existence. While most people would have been spending their time nursing the weekend’s over-indulgence or doing something distinctly ordinary, De Villiers was busy breaking records.
In a blistering display of batting, the kind that would make even the likes of Sir Vivian Richards do a double take, De Villiers blasted 149 off just 44 balls as South Africa amassed 439 runs in 50 overs after being stuck in to bat at the Wanderers.
The batting track in question was the same hallowed one on which the 438-9 match played out nine years ago, and while it didn’t yield the same end result for the team chasing, it did produce one of the finest batting innings we are likely to ever witness in our lifetime.
If the West Indies thought they had problems when Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw combined for a 247-run opening partnership, they had no clue what was coming….
Source : Daily Maverick