India great Sunil Gavaskar says he’ll walk around the earth to see South African veteran AB de Villiers bat.
The 37-year-old was once again at his best on Tuesday, smashing 75 runs off 42 balls for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against Delhi Capitals to pass the 5 000-run mark in the India Premier League.
Only the sixth player and second foreigner to achieve this feat, Gavaskar says of De Villiers: “It’s amazing. It’s just magical. You can walk around the earth, just to see this man bat because he brings in so much.
“He gives you so much joy, he makes your jaw drop with the kind of audacity with which he plays some shots.”
De Villiers, who had not played competitive cricket in the five months before the IPL, hit 23 runs off the only over that Marcus Stoinis bowled, with three of his five sixes.