Royal Challengers Banglore star batsman AB De Villiers became the first player to receive the 25th man of the match in the Indian Premier League (IPL)
In the 22nd match of IPL 2021, AB de Villiers scored an unbeaten 75 runs in just 42 balls against Delhi Capitals. The 37-year-old RCB veteran was named man of the match for this stormy innings. Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had a thrilling one-run win over Delhi Capitals
RCB reached the top of the points table with this win. The hero of RCB’s thrilling win over Delhi was the RCB middle-order explosive batsman AB de Villiers, whose stormy innings helped Bangalore score 171 for 5 in the allotted 20 overs against Delhi.
In reply to RCB, Delhi scored 170 runs for 4 wickets and lost the match by only 1 run. De Villiers scored an unbeaten 75 off 42 balls with the help of 3 fours and 5 sixes. The 37-year-old veteran of RCB was adjudged Man of the Match for this stormy innings. This was the 25th Man of the Match award for De Villiers IPL career.
Second foreign batsman to complete 5000 runs in IPL
De Villiers is the first player to win the 25th Man of the Match awards in the IPL. With this, the other foreign batsmen who have completed 5000 runs in the Indian Premier League have also become. De Villiers has been a part of Bangalore since 2011 and has played many match innings for his team. De Villiers made his IPL debut with Delhi Capital and played the first 3 seasons with him. The star batsman has scored 4382 runs for Bangalore in his IPL career.
David Warner became the first foreign batsman to score 5000 runs in IPL.
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner is the first foreign batsman to score 5000 runs in IPL. The Australian star has scored 5,390 IPL runs for Hyderabad. Warner has also played for Delhi in the past. He scored 1435 runs in 55 matches for Delhi. He is part of the Hyderabad team since 2014.