Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, who is well known as AB de Villiers in the cricket world, is really an astonishing human kind. Almost every cricket nation knows about his talent. He is a multi-talented human who is not only best in cricket also in other fields; it maybe sports, education or others.
In cricket field, de Villiers is well known as Mr.360 for his batting. He can play any kind of deliveries at any place. Also he is one of the best fielder in the cricket world without any doubt. Now on his 32nd birthday (17th February 2016), we will talk about one of his extraordinary fielding effort which we probably never seen in the cricket world at before or after that incident.
It was the 3rd ODI of the 5-match ODI series between South Africa and Australia at Port Elizabeth on 5th March 2006. The series was very famous for the last ODI at Johannesburg where South Africa chased down 435 runs successfully in 50-overs cricket.
In the Port Elizabeth ODI, South Africa sent Australia to the bat first after winning the toss. It was the 25th over (24.3 overs) while Australian left-handed opening batsman Simon Katich was batting on 49 runs and was facing the Protease medium pacer Andrew Hall.
Katich pushed the ball at mid-off and started to take a single for completing his half-century. But de Villiers, who was fielding at extra-cover region, reached quickly at the ball after making dives and threw the ball within a second to the bowling end wicket even he was rolling on the ground at that moment. However, the ball was directly hit on the stumps at the non-striker end wicket while Katich was enough away from the crease. Even there was no needed to call third umpire. The commentators were also astonished and amazed with this extraordinary effort.
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