IPL 2018: How to stop AB De Villiers from scoring, reveals Ben Stokes
South African batsman AB de Villiers is one batsman who is impossible to stop from scoring when in form. There is no bowling attack which cannot be hampered when he is on strike.
However, there is one player who knows how to stop De Villiers from hitting big sixes. And that player is none other than Ben Stokes.
Stokes got really impressed by De Villiers yesterday's innings when he enthralled the crowd with an unbeaten 39-ball 90 to guide Virat-Kohli-led team Bangalore to a convincing six-wicket win over Delhi in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Sunday.
The England all-rounder Took to his Twitter handle to reveal how a bowler can stop de Villiers from making a high score.
"How to stop @ABdeVilliers17," Stokes' tweet read.
How to stop @ABdeVilliers17 pic.twitter.com/DivGdgh36Q— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) April 21, 2018
The Rajasthan all-rounder recalled one of the most infamous moments in cricket history, where Australia's Trevor Chappell bowled an under-arm delivery to New Zealand's Brian McKechnie.
New Zealand needed six runs off just one ball to win the match and Chappell bowled an under-arm delivery to stop the Australian from hitting a six.
Meanwhile, His innings in yesterday's match against Delhi rained fours and sixes as he singled-handedly chased down the 175-run target with two overs to spare to bring Bangalore's campaign back on track.
He smashed 10 fours and five sixes in his unbeaten innings.
De Villiers is currently fifth in the most runs chart with 212 runs under his belt in the tournament so far.