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What goes through the mind of a bowler when studying AB de Villiers' wagon wheel

Ram Kumar
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4.05K   //    25 Jan 2017, 08:18 IST
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These are a few terms which AB de Villiers instantly evokes – dynamic, freakish and mind blowing. Some of his shots not only serve as a delight for spectators but also leave the bowlers perplexed. After intense discussion with the captain and field placements adjusted to pin-point precision, the South African batsman nonchalantly targets those vacant areas where fielders cannot be placed. 

For example: Here is a glimpse of de Villiers’ wagon wheel during his record-breaking 44-ball 149 against West Indies in Johannesburg.

Now, let us take a look at five interesting thoughts that go inside a bowler’s mind when he goes through de Villiers’ confounding wagon wheel.

(Disclaimer: As you would probably guess upon reading the article, this feature is meant to be taken in a lighter vein and intended purely for humorous purposes.)


#5 Contact those two FBI Special Agents

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Is he an alien who makes the bat do all sorts of things?

After spotting the lines creeping towards unprecedented territories or extending beyond the fence, the first thought in a bowler’s head would relate to de Villiers’ anatomy. Is this guy for real? Or has he come from another planet? Perhaps, a call to FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully would help clear all doubts (for those who have no idea what I am talking about, google ‘The X-Files’).

Is there anybody better than them when it comes to dealing with aliens? However, it must be admitted that the duo never actually captured anyone from outside the planet. Then again, this guy de Villiers should make for a worthy first.

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