AB de Villiers carries a reputation of being fearless. It is evident from the way he bats. Rarely, do batsmen watch the ball so closely on to the bat or play so shots so close to the body. The South African champion is called ‘Mr 360’ for his ability to score in any section of the ground. Also Read: South African cricketers hail AB de Villiers on his 200th ODI with some incredible stats

Currently, AB is playing for the Kieron Pollard-led Barbados Tridents (BT) in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Tridents played St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SKNP) at Bridgetown on Wednesday night, and were not off to an auspicious start. They lost three wickets for 29 inside Powerplay. Alzarri Joseph, the teenager, who starred in West Indies’ win in the Under-19 World Cup earlier this year, was bowling brilliantly.

In the fifth ball of the 17th over, Joseph bowled a fearsome bouncer to AB, who was on the front food. The ball thudded onto the grill of the helmet. Though shaken, de Villiers looked steady and signalled he was fine. He did not receive any medical attention. Also Read: Batsmen must maximise their strengths rather than copy ‘special’ AB de Villiers, says Hashim Amla

Pumped by the sight, Joseph banged another one short but this time, the South African legend stayed at the crease, clearing his front leg, he smacked it over long-on for a six.

AB’s 82 helped Tridents to 18, a game they eventually won by 25 runs.