South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir described captain AB de Villiers as "the best player of the century" after the skipper smashed a whirlwind, undefeated 162 against the West Indies at the World Cup.
South Africa captain AB de Villiers was laid low by illness which gave him a sleepless night before he found the perfect cure by hitting a breathtaking 162 not out in Friday`s 257-run World Cup rout of the West Indies.
AB de Villiers showed why he is the best batsman in modern day cricket after plundering timid West Indies with a breathtaking 162-run knock off just 66 balls. The South African skipper ensured his side register a mammoth 257-run victory over the Islanders in a Pool B encounter on Friday in the ongoing ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup.
Pakistan cricket fraternity might rate Umar Akmal very highly but none among country's current batsmen can be "even distantly compared" with India's premier batsman Virat Kohli, feels former Pakistan all-rounder Mudassar Nazar.
South Africa skipper AB de Villiers admitted Thursday he was so concerned about a possible World Cup suspension for slow over-rates that he considered handing over the captain`s armband to a team-mate.
Vernon Philander`s hamstring injury will not only upset the balance of South Africa`s attack against West Indies but also test their pace bowling depth when the two sides clash in their World Cup Pool B match in Sydney on Friday.
Legendary South African batsman Barry Richards feels Virat Kohli is a few notches above his contemporaries in the Indian team but still has some way to go before one can compare him with the iconic Sachin Tendulkar.
West Indies opener Chris Gayle created history as he became the first cricketer to score a double ton in World Cup matches which was also the highest individual score in the history of the prestigious event.
As if not enough with their embarrassing 130-run loss to India, South Africa were on Monday fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their World Cup group match against Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men at the MCG here.