Royal Challengers Bangalore’s explosive batsman AB de Villiers achieved a special achievement in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match played on Wednesday. He has become the second batsman to hit more than 250 sixes in IPL. He made this record in the match played against Sunrisers Hyderabad. De Villiers has hit 250 sixes in 182 matches so far in IPL. Chris Gayle holds the record for most sixes in IPL. He has hit 357 sixes in IPL.
AB de Villiers scored 19 not out in 13 balls. He hit a six off the fourth ball of Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the last over of Bangalore’s innings. In Bhuvneshwar’s last ball, RCB needed 6 runs to win. But he could not hit a six and RCB lost the match by 4 runs. Bangalore needed 142 runs to win. But she could score only 137 runs for 6 wickets in the allotted overs. Bangalore needed 13 runs in the last over, but they could score only 8 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled the last over for Hyderabad.
De Villiers’ bat has been silent in the UAE leg of IPL 2021. He has scored 0, 12, 11, 4* and 19 in the innings he has played so far in the second leg of the UAE. The 37-year-old de Villiers would have expected RCB to perform with a bang in the playoffs. RCB have reached the playoffs along with Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. There is a battle between KKR and Mumbai Indians as the contenders for the fourth team to reach the playoffs.