#CWC15: De Villiers takes Twitter by storm
The world watched and tweeted in disbelief as AB de Villiers unleashed his wrath against the Windies.
JOHANNESBURG - Watching twitter explode as Proteas Captain AB de Villiers delivered arguably one of the most mesmerising moments in cricketing history, was almost as enjoyable as witnessing the man perform the act itself.
De Villiers came into the tournament as the world's best batsman, and while he failed to live up to his reputation in South Africa's opening two matches of the Cricket World Cup, there was always a sense that something was bubbling beneath the surface.
It erupted on Friday, against a team that had already fallen victim to De Villiers' wrath a little over a month ago.
The poster boy, for all that is good in the sport, showed no mercy on the West Indians, who looked entirely clueless as to how to stop the human wrecking ball.
Records were obliterated. Reputations were shredded.
The De Villiers show catapulted South Africa from an impressive 299/4, to a preposterous 408/5 in the space of six sensational overs, the batsman scoring an unbeaten 162 off just 66 balls, and the world watched and tweeted, in disbelief.
And well-wishes poured in:
Open letter to @ABdeVilliers17.... Well done champion, you're the best in the business! That's all.— Albie Morkel (@albiemorkel) February 27, 2015
Woweeeeee that's some serious hitting by the best batter in the world @ABdeVilliers17 Bow down wow what a performance @ICCW0rldCup— David Warner (@davidwarner31) February 27, 2015
A recipe for a perfect AB dish (best served hot)…
The 'WOW' moment takes time to sink in.
Blame it on the bat.
You have to give credit where it's due. AB DeVilliers confirms that he is the most destructive batsman around @ the moment. Simply brilliant— ian bishop (@irbishi) February 27, 2015