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IPL 2018, RCB vs SRH: Virat Kohli compares AB de Villiers to ‘Spiderman’ because of this flying catch; [watch video]

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IPL 2018 - SRH vs RCB, RCB vs SRHRoyal Challengers Bangalore AB De Villiers takes the catch of Alex Hales of Sunrisers Hyderabad. PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak

AB de Villiers always brings something special to his side and the same we saw during a thrilling match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad. ABD took a ‘Superman’ like stunning one-handed catch to dismiss the Englishman Alex Hales during their chase of 219.

SRH needed some good start and Alex Hales along with Shikhar Dhawan were doing just that. Dhawan was first to be dismissed, while Hales was sent back by Moeen Ali. English spinner bowled a short ball on off and Hales pulled it to the deep mid-wicket boundary. AB ran to his right, jumped high and took the catch with his right hand. But the interesting part was when he landed ahead of the rope on one leg and kicked the ball which left us in awe. Earlier, Hales was dropped twice, once by Tim Southee and once by skipper Kohli at mid-on. But thanks to AB Hales depart for 24-ball 37.

Watch the video below:


Speaking about AB’s stunning catch RCB skipper Virat Kohli said, “That was spiderman stuff (about ABD’s catch). You don’t do that as normal human beings. I thought it was going for a six but he pulled it off. He can do freakish things but I am used to it now. His fielding I am pretty used to now. Need to thank the crowd as it is our last home game.”

During the 11th season of IPL, the audience has witnessed many stunning, unbelievable catches. First, we had Trent Boult’s unbelievable grab to remove Virat Kohli, followed by Rashid Khan’s to dismiss Colin de Grandhomme in the clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and SunRisers Hyderabad on Thursday. And now, the former South Africa skipper boasts of a collection of spectacular catches.

Talking about the match, despite skipper Kane Williamson’s heroic SRH lost the match by 14 runs. With the win against the SRH, RCB have now moved up to fifth spot on the IPL table and will be looking to win their remaining games and seal qualification for the knock-out stages.