New Delhi: As AB de Villiers fought a lone battle for South Africa, cricketers and fans from across the globe praised his patient approach in the 2nd innings of the final Test against India at Feroz Shah Kotla ground.
In a superb display of concentration and determination, the South African faced 297 balls and scored 43 runs before being dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin.
Former Indian cricketers VVS Laxman and Aakash Chopra were the first two to laud AB's patient approach.
Mr. 360 Degrees is also Mr. 24X7 365 days in year...man with many facets...who scores a century of 31 balls can also play 295 balls for 43
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 7, 2015
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 7, 2015
Here are some of the reactions from the fans:
— Nandini Krishnan (@k_nandini) December 7, 2015
. @ABdeVilliers17 You fighter You!!!!!
— Ejaaz Haswary (@Ejaaz_Mufc) December 7, 2015
— Sean Huggan (@SEANEFFECTBRAND) December 7, 2015
The Great Wall of South Africa. @ABdeVilliers17 blocking the life out of the Indian attack.
— Mbizi (@TChihota23) December 7, 2015
AB de Viliers and skipper Hashim Amla frustrated Indian fans and the bowlers to the core with their incredible blocking approach on Day 4 of the final Test. While Amla's resistance was ended by Ravindra Jadeja in the first session on the final day, an unperturbed de Villiers continued the good work from Day 4.