Mumbai, Oct.27 (ANI): Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has lavished praise on South Africa captain AB de Villiers for his blistering knock in the deciding ODI of the five-match series against India at the Wankhede Stadium.
South Africa clinched their first one-day series win in India after crushing the hosts by a mammoth 214 runs in the final match, thanks to sizzling centuries from all of De Villiers, Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock.
“I thought de Villiers batted really well,” said Tendulkar at the Mumbai Cricket Association’s BKC ground after a net session for next month’s Cricket All-Stars series.
“De Villiers is possibly at the peak of his career. He is really, really batting unbelievably well and it seems that he has got more time than anyone else,” the cricket’s global icon said.
Tendulkar, the only cricketer to score 100 international centuries in game’s history, also praised South Africa for displaying their incredible batting prowess during the series.
“If you see the first 20 balls he faced and at no stage, I still remember I was watching a little bit and Shaun Pollock kept saying he has not shifted to sixth and seventh gear. It was rightly so, he has figured out how to pace his innings and he did it beautifully. I would give credit to the way he batted,” Tendulkar said of the South Africa ODI captain. (ANI)