RCB’s star player AB de Villiers has already started his preparations for the upcoming season of IPL. The whole world knows about the ability of the South African cricketer to smash bowlers all over the park. However, it has now been revealed that things get extremely serious even during the practice sessions for the 360 degree player.
Iphone out: ABD smashes a shot straight at his phone
Ahead of IPL 2021, the 37-year-old has been training with cricket guru Bennie Bester and Kruger Van Wyk in Pretoria, South Africa. However, it was not a bowler who had to face the wrath of ABD’s masterclass this time around. Instead, it was his own phone which was at the receiving end of his destruction.
While batting in the nets, de Villiers smashed a delightful straight drive right towards his iphone, which was capturing the moment. As soon as the ball hit the phone, just like bowlers on the cricket field, it stood no chance against ABD. The video was shared by the Protean on his Instagram. It has already garnered 1.3 million views at the time of writing this article.
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RCB star is all set for IPL 2021
AB de Villiers has had an illustrious IPL career with 4849 runs in 169 appearances. The 37-year-old has an average of 40.40 with a fantastic strike rate of 151.91. The wicketkeeper-batsman has been a mainstay for Royal Challengers Bangalore since joining them in 2011. He has played some jaw-dropping knocks and has notched up some scintillating partnerships with Virat Kohli.
AB de Villiers had a very impressive campaign in IPL 2020 where he scored 454 runs in 15 games as RCB reached the play-offs. With him announcing his arrival for the upcoming season with a phone-breaking shot, RCB fans would certainly be excited for IPL 2021. Virat Kohli’s side will begin their campaign in the tournament opener against Mumbai Indians on April 9 in Chennai.