ABD: Surreal Human
Cricket is a team game and all eleven members should contribute for the large part of the contest but when we say Abraham Benjamin De Villiers (AB DE Villiers), things change and change by a large means. What can be an adjective for an eager beaver, altruist captain, supernatural effort, fast and furious, astute at field and list goes long. It’s just that name AB De Villiers. It’s not about Indian Premier League or International cricket, one guy has proven his mojo at each and every stage of this gentleman’s game and he is none other than ABD.
The man is at numero uno position in ODI Cricket, and is number two to test cricket maestro The Sri Lankan Kumara Sangakkara .he keeps wicket and fields at all positions but it’s not about ranking or being entertaining or his team role but this guy possess each and every ability a cricketer or even a sportsman can ever have or ever had. He is an amalgamation of Sachin’s elegance, Dravid’s temperament, Sanga’s patience, Gilchrist’s recklessness, Ponting’s class, Richard’s records, Rhodes swiftness and credentials go on and on. He has fastest ODI century of just 30 balls and he has also scored 35 runs of 230 balls to save a test match. He can lie down on pitch and get 6 runs and he can fly on outfield to save 6 runs. He can be cricketing Usain Bolt when he runs and the most humble and sorted man when talks.
He made a century for his IPL team RCB yesterday but it’s not about the century but about what he does to people, to bowlers and to every admirer of this sport. Even his rivals respect him for his genius and people love him for his play and gestures. He can make you cry when he loses and make you laugh when he makes mockery of his own teammate the speedster Dale Steyn. He is as fit as anyone ever was and as entertaining a thriller could be.
As per Aussie legend Adam Gilchrist, he is the most valuable player ever played this game and we totally agree with the compliment because of the legendary this man is reaching and for aerie of cricketing success this sportsman has achieved.