Royal Challengers Bangalore's hard-hitting star AB de Villiers yet again showed character and proved why he is considered one of the finest batsmen ever.
The South African played a timely knock against Gujarat Lions in the first qualifier to power RCB to the IPL 2016 final with a 4 wicket win. We look at the top 5 spectacular winning knocks by AB de Villiers in crucial moments over the years that helped Bangalore snatch important wins.
79* vs Gujarat Lions, 2016
Balls - 47. Sixes - 5. Fours - 5. Strike Rate - 168.08. Opposition - Gujarat Lions. Venue - M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Year - 2016.
129* vs Gujarat Lions, 2016
Balls - 52. Sixes - 12. Fours - 10. Strike Rate - 248.07. Opposition - Gujarat Lions. Venue - M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Year - 2016.
133* vs Mumbai Indians, 2015
Balls - 59. Sixes - 4. Fours - 19. Strike Rate - 225.42. Opposition - Mumbai Indians. Venue - Wankhede stadium, Mumbai. Year - 2015.
89* vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 2014
Balls - 41. Sixes - 8. Fours - 6. Strike Rate - 217.07. Opposition - Sunrisers Hyderabad. Venue - M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Year - 2014
47* vs Deccan Chargers, 2012
Balls - 17. Sixes - 3. Fours - 5. Strike Rate - 276.47. Opposition - Deccan Chargers. Venue - M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Year - 2012.
In addition to this, AB de Villiers has been the leading run scorer for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2015 (513 runs) and 2014 (395 runs).
He is also the third highest overall run-getter for RCB and the second overall leading runscorer this season.