AB de Villiers Settles the Debate on Cricket’s Ultimate Finisher
AB de Villiers, the renowned South African cricketer, has settled the ongoing debate about who is the ultimate finisher in cricket. De Villiers, who has played an impressive 114 Test matches, 228 ODIs, and 78 T20Is for South Africa, weighed in on the discussion during a recent Q&A session.
When asked to choose the best finisher in cricket history, De Villiers didn’t hesitate. He bestowed this honor upon the Indian cricket legend, MS Dhoni, considering him the top finisher. De Villiers praised Dhoni’s playing style and called him a fantastic person and a great role model for cricket players worldwide.
De Villiers highlighted Dhoni’s incredible achievements in international cricket and franchise cricket. He specifically mentioned Dhoni’s iconic moments, like the straight six in the 2011 World Cup final that secured India’s historic victory. According to De Villiers, Dhoni’s ability to finish games effectively spans all formats of the game.
It’s worth noting that De Villiers still holds records for the fastest ODI hundred (31 balls) and the fastest ODI fifty (16 balls). He achieved these records during an exceptional match against West Indies in January 2015 when he scored an incredible 149 runs off just 44 deliveries, including nine fours and an impressive 16 sixes.