217-run knock vs India at Ahmedabad was the turning point of my career: AB de Villiers
Like every other cricketer, there have been a lots of ups and downs in AB de Villiers' career as well.
New Delhi: South African cricketer AB de Villiers is widely regarded as one of the best batsmen in modern-day cricket.
With wide range of strokes in his repertoire, AB is also called cricket's Superman.
But like every other cricketer, there have been a lots of ups and downs in his career as well.
When asked about the turning point of his brilliant career, AB told The Times of India, "The second Test against India in Ahmedabad in 2008 was a turning point. It wasn't just the score of 217 not out; it was the fact that, strange as it seems, for almost the first time, I felt able to defend properly and play a long innings for the team."
In that Test, under Graeme Smith's captaincy, South Africa won the match by an innings and 90 runs.
Dale Steyn, Makhaya Ntini and Morne Morkel wreaked havoc in India's first innings, where they bowled out the hosts for just 76 runs. In reply, South Africa scored 494 runs and took a healthy 418-run lead.
Despite some resistance in the second innings, Anil Kumble and his men were bowled out for 328 runs.