South African wizard AB de Villiers has produced a piece of magic in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, taking a catch many cricket experts are declaring a contender for best of all-time.
After starring with the bat, ABD then shone in the field as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in a do or die encounter to keep their IPL playoffs bid alive.
‘Mr. 360 degree’ helped land the crucial wicket of Alex Hales, saving a six as he leaped to a ridiculous height on the boundary before plucking the ball from the sky with his right hand — and somehow keeping his balance.
The stunner from AB de Villiers defied the laws of physics and only ‘Superman’ could’ve prevented the leather from sailing into the stands.
Cricket fraternity couldn’t hold themselves back and hailed the herculean effort by the Proteas superstar.
Here are some of the best tweets:
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 17, 2018
This is unreal Super de Villiers! 🙏 pic.twitter.com/uOk7yQakxc
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) May 17, 2018
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) May 17, 2018
— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) May 17, 2018
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 17, 2018
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) May 18, 2018
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) May 17, 2018
Great pic! Incredible abbas https://t.co/s3N8MKhqjp
— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) May 17, 2018
— Erin Holland (@erinvholland) May 17, 2018
— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) May 17, 2018
Is he actually human?! 😱😱 Whaaaat? How?! That is just so ridiculously good 🙌🏽💃🏽 https://t.co/IzAkgcRfAX
— Kate Cross (@katecross16) May 17, 2018
What have I just seen…..👀 https://t.co/m77TjZzUeb
— Sarah Taylor (@Sarah_Taylor30) May 17, 2018
— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) May 17, 2018
— Kainat Imtiaz (@kainatimtiaz16) May 17, 2018
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) May 17, 2018
@ABdeVilliers17 as honorary CM of Karnataka anyone? You get what you see, and what you see is quite spectacular
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 17, 2018
— Tabraiz Shamsi (@shamsi90) May 17, 2018
Ultra slow motion / Real time / Replay. It doesn't matter. You have to watch it in every possible angle to believe he actually took it. INSANE from @ABdeVilliers17. Mr. 360 not just with the bat but on the field as well #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/u23Sbu65uw
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) May 17, 2018
— mark butcher (@markbutcher72) May 17, 2018