ICC World Twenty20

Vaughan hails 'freak' AB

2014-04-03 16:00
AB de Villiers (AFP)
Cape Town - Former England captain Michael Vaughan says South Africa's AB de Villiers is without doubt the best batsman in world cricket.

De Villiers smacked Vaughan's old side to all corners of the field in their ICC World Twenty20 clash in Chittagong last weekend, helping the Proteas win by three runs to qualify for a semi-finals against India on Friday.

De Villiers scored 69 not out off just 28 balls as South Africa amassed 193/7 in 20 overs.

Vaughan was astounded by De Villiers's performance, and had the following to say on Twitter:

"You have just witnessed a genius in action... @ABdeVilliers17 is a freak.. Some of those shots were outrageous.. Best in the world.. #fact."

De Villiers is currently ranked at No 1 on the ICC official Test rankings for batsmen, second in ODIs behind India's Virat Kohli but only 37th on the T20 rankings.

South Africa's semi-final against India in Dhaka starts at 15:00 on Friday.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Match Result

Who do you think will win this year's ICC World Twenty20 tournament in India?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.