South Africans are setting the stage on fire in the current edition
The South Africans are setting the stage on fire in the current edition of the Indian Premier League.
Whether you talk about Faf Du Plessis, AB De Villiers or the big, mighty Morne Morkel, each one of them is being sensational so far.
Hunting down more than 200 against Mumbai Indians the previous night at home, RCB were looking miles behind until De Villiers came in and smashed it all around.
He found the long on fielder at the score of 41 and the job remained unfinished, but, it was one of the most thrilling knocks to have ever been played in the IPL.
Ten more minutes of De Villiers that night and Bangalore would have won from the verge of defeat, he was in such lethal form, the Proteas skipper.
Du Plessis maybe has not done that much with the bat and that’s because he has not had a settled batting position. He has got pushed to 6 or 7 at times, while, has been asked to bat 4 in a couple of games as well, but, in fielding, he has been as good as anyone else.
In the list of the top catches of the tournament so far, Du Plessis features two or three times.
As far as Morne Morkel is concerned, he has been the pick of the fast bowlers in the whole tournament along with CSK’s Ashish Nehra.
The kind of zip Morkel has generated on lifeless Indian pitches, it’s brilliant.
More than 60% of the tournament is still there and it would not be surprising if the South Africans put on some more miraculous stuff in the coming games.
Mind you, these players are coming at the back of a heat-breaking semi final loss in the World cup, still the professionalism that they are showing; they should get full marks for that.