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AB de Villiers is a batting revolutionary: JP Duminy

Raj Bhandari
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EAST LONDON, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 14: Man of the Match JP Duminy and AB de Villiers of South Africa at the post match press conference during the 2nd One Day International match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Buffalo Park on January 14, 2012 in East London, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images/Getty Images)

JP Duminy and AB de Villiers

JP Duminy has said that AB de Villiers has revolutionized the art of batting. De Villiers, who played a superb innings of 89* against SRH in the IPL on Sunday, has been one of the best improvisers of the game in recent years. He has the ability to outclass any bowler – including Dale Steyn.

Speaking on his international teammate, Duminy said: “AB de Villiers proves a case in point as to how the T20 game has evolved. Look at the number of shots he has and the kind of spectacular innings he played the other night (vs Sunrisers). His batting is not about just trying to hit straight out of the park. It`s about being innovative and being able to understand what bowlers are trying to achieve.”

He added: “I was never in competition with AB. We will both admit that we are happy to see each other doing well and even when we play against each other. We are great friends on and off the field. Best part we play for same team, so there has never been any competition with him. I have enjoyed batting with him since our U-19 days.”

De Villiers is certainly amongst the best batsmen in the game today and his ability to influence a game in any format is immense.

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