AB de Villiers should bat with his eyes closed: Aakash Chopra
AB de Villiers hasn’t played any competitive cricketer for a while but still, he made the batting look so easy. He has proved time and again that he is a world-class batsman. His batting masterclass against Delhi Capitals was there for everyone to see at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer and current cricket analyst Aakash Chopra jokingly said that AB de Villiers should bat with his eyes closed because he makes batting seem very easy.
The former Proteas cricketer thumped an unbeaten 75 off just 42 deliveries and his special innings was studded with three fours and five maximums and at a strike rate of 178.57.
While giving an opinion on RCB’s batting effort in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra added that AB de Villiers should be confronted with newer challenges in order to make things tough for him.
“It was the AB de Villiers show. He is Superman, unbelievable. It was something only he could do. He should bat with his eyes closed or else it becomes too easy for him or he should play with the edge of the bat or play with the bat’s edge with his eyes closed,” said the former Indian cricketer.
Virat Kohli’s side were in all sorts of trouble when AB de Villiers came out to bat in the wake of Glenn Maxwell’s departure. At that time, RCB were stuttering at 60 for the loss of 3 wickets in the 9th over.
However, the South African batting great smashed the Delhi Capitals bowlers with ease and assisted the Virat Kohli-led side reach an impeccable score of 171/5 in their quota of 20 overs.
Aakash Chopra also added that AB de Villiers has software to change good deliveries to bad balls. “It was difficult to bat on this pitch because the ball was staying low and it is tough to hit the ball in the air when the ball is striking low on the bat. Bounce is important to hit the sixes but he is AB de Villiers. He has software to change good balls also to bad deliveries,” added Chopra.