AB de Villiers doesn't like 'unfair' Super Over

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Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013, 16:16 [IST]
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AB de Villiers doesn't like Super Over

Bangalore, Apr 19: AB de Villiers smashed two sixes off successive balls in the Super Over against Delhi Daredevils recently to help Royal Challengers Bangalore snatch a thrilling victory in IPL 2013. Despite that success and his ability to hit big shots, the South African ODI captain doesn't like the concept of Super Overs deciding a contest.

On April 16, Tuesday night, De Villiers emerged as the hero for RCB in the Super Over. The final two balls of the Super Over bowled by Umesh Yadav were launched into the stands by De Villiers and RCB put 15/0. In reply DD fell short by four runs in the one-over eliminator.

"It's a wonderful experience (but) it's just that you get six balls and it is a bit unfair to strike as a batter," De Villiers said on Thursday (April 18) ahead of RCB's match against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday (April 20).

"The other night (against DD) I just got four balls and if I hadn't scored more than 10 runs, we definitely would have lost the game. That kind of pressure is a bit unfair. We kind of go in and right-away we got to score. I haven't hit any balls before and my eye is not in," he added.

The right-hander said he always wanted to enjoy some time in the middle before attacking the bowlers.

"Normally when I go out I enjoy getting that time, I take about 10 balls to stay calm and then you accelerate and put pressure on the bowler. In the Super Over you don't have that kind of time. The whole team is relying on you in getting that boundary of each ball you face and it does get difficult. You don't have time and lucky for me that it came off in the last two deliveries," De Villiers explained.


Story first published:  Friday, April 19, 2013, 16:14 [IST]
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