AB DeVilliers got a taste of his own medicine after a spectacular catch in the outfield by Max Waller saw the powerhouse sent packing. Known for his athletic approach on the field, AB DeVilliers is one of the most dynamic and active players on the outfield with sharp fielding skills and accuracy. In the past, cricket fans have witnessed AB DeVilliers pull off stunning catches at the boundary line that leaves the stadium in cheers and the batsmen in tears. The former South African skipper is not only known for his batting prowess but also for his dynamic movement on the field and his quick response.
The boundary line is one of the favourite places on the field for AB DeVilliers both while batting and while fielding. During the former, AB DeVilliers tends to send the ball across the line but while doing the latter, he makes superhuman efforts to make sure the ball does not go past the boundary line. Max Waller took a one-handed stunner to dismiss AB DeVilliers in a match in the Vitality Blast T20 league, a catch that reminded fans of a similar catch that AB DeVilliers had himself taken during the previous edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The dramatic sequence of events includes AB DeVilliers playing a shot on the leg-side, sending the ball into the air towards the boundary. Max Waller is seen running backwards and pulls off a one-handed wonder as he manages to jump at the right time and grab the ball. Prior to the fall of AB DeVilliers' wicket, Eoin Morgan and the former South African skipper were keeping the opposition busy as they were smashing most deliveries to the boundaries. Take a look at the spectacular catch taken by Max Waller to get rid of AB DeVilliers:
Netizens reacted to Max Waller's one-handed wonder with joy and delight and took to Twitter to express their happiness. While many fans took to point out that the catch was very similar to a one taken by Trent Boult in the previous edition of the IPL, many fans related the catch to one of AB DeVilliers' memorable catches across his record studded career. Some users paid great attention to the details of the video and revealed that they relished the sound of the bat when the ball hit it. Netizens were all praises for Max Waller and also thanked him for turning the clock back to put up an ABD- kind of display on field. Here are some of the reactions: