AB De Villiers is one of the all time greats of the IPL and he has been entertaining the fans ever since 2008 and he played in 184 IPL Matches throughout his career. The IPL was enriched by AB De Villiers and he was one of those overseas players who was loved as much as the Indian players and AB De Villiers made sure that the IPL was his own and he played some of the most incredible Innings in IPL history.
AB De Villiers made a total of 5162 runs in his IPL career and he played for 2 teams, The Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. He made 40 half centuries and 3 brilliant hundreds. He had an amazing average of 40 and an incredible strike rate of 151.69.
So, let’s look at his Top 5 Best IPL innings:
1) 105* vs Chennai Super Kings (2009)
This was the first hundred by AB De Villiers in the IPL and it came in 2009 vs Chennai Super Kings who were one of the best teams. This was a crucial match and Delhi Daredevils were batting first and AB De Villiers made 105 from just 54 balls and he smashed 5 fours and 6 sixes In this innings which means a total of 50 runs in boundaries. He had a strike rate of 195 in this innings and as a result of his hundred the Delhi Daredevils won the match by 9 Runs.
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2) 133* vs Mumbai Indians (2015)
The second hundred by AB De Villiers in the IPL and by this time he has cemented himself as a legend and this innings was flawless and he says it is his favorite innings in IPL. This match was in Mumbai and he absolutely decimated the Mumbai Indians on this day. He came to bat at number 3 and he only faced 59 balls and he hit 133* runs in which he hit 19 fours and 4 sixes meaning a total of 100 runs in boundaries. He has an incredible strike rate of 225.42. And RCB win this match by 35 runs. This was a spectacle to see.
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3) 129* vs Gujarat Lions (2016)
This was the third hundred in his IPL career and this was the most brutal out of the 3 as he did not spare the Gujarat Lions at all as he smashed 129* from only 52 balls and he hit 10 fours and 12 sixes meaning a total of a whopping 112 runs in boundaries out of 129. He had a strike rate of close to 250 in this innings and he hit sixes to all parts of the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. This was AB De Villiers at his destructive best and RCB won this match by 144 runs.
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4) 90* vs Delhi Capitals (2018)
This was one of the best chasing knocks in the history of the IPL and AB De Villiers single handedly won the match for RCB this day. Delhi Capitals set a Target of 175 for RCB and they were in a bit of bother before AB De Villiers came out to bat and then started the carnage as he only faced 39 balls and he made 90 runs by hitting 10 fours and 5 sixes meaning a total of 70 runs in boundaries out of 90 and he had a strike rate of 231 in this innings and RCB won this match with 2 overs to spare.
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5) 82* vs Punjab Kings (2019)
The 5th innings in this list is also a very special one as it came in 2019 against then Kings X1 Punjab and this was the first innings of the match. AB De Villiers hit 82* runs from just 44 balls and in this innings he smashed 3 fours and 7 huge sixes meaning a total of 54 runs in boundaries. He has a strike rate of 187 in this innings and as a result of his brilliant innings the RCB team won this match by 17 Runs. AB De Villiers was one of the rarest players to ever play in the IPL and the fans will never see the like of him again.