Former Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar has showered praises on South Africa’s ODI captain AB De Villiers and said that De Villiers is undoubtedly at the peak of his career.
De Villiers, who scored three tons in the recently concluded series against India, became the first South African captain to win a bilateral series in India. Tendulkar said that the feats achieved by De Villiers were phenomenal indeed.
“I felt that South Africa batted really well. I wouldn’t want to take away the credit away from Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis but I thought de Villiers batted really well,” said Tendulkar, about the South African batting in the fifth ODI in Mumbai.
Tendulkar said that De Villiers paced his innings to perfection, which took the visitors to a mighty total indeed. “I still remember I was watching a little bit and Shaun Pollock kept saying he has not shifted to sixth and seventh gear. It was rightly so, he has figured out how to pace his innings and he did it beautifully. I would give credit to the way he batted,” said Tendulkar.
The Little Master said that De Villiers was without a doubt way ahead of his time and contemporaries. “Yes, he is. Absolutely! Maybe he is possibly at the peak of his career. He is really, really batting unbelievably well and it seems that he has got more time than anyone else,” Tendulkar said.