IPL 2016: AB de Villiers is 'AB-CDE' of cricket, says Sunil Gavaskar

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Bengaluru, May 25: After Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli applauded his team mate AB de Villiers' inspiring knock against Gujarat Lions which ensured RCB a berth in IPL final, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar too lauded the veteran South African batter.

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After RCB's stunning victory over Gujarat Lions, Sunil Gavaskar also gave a new nickname to the right-hander by referring him as 'ABCDE' of Cricket.

IPL 2016: AB de Villiers is 'AB-CDE' of cricket, says Sunil Gavaskar

During a post-match show, Gavaskar was quoted as saying, "For me, he is not just AB. He is ABCDE. As AB Can Do Everything."

Man of the Match AB de Villiers smashed 79 off 47 balls and single-handedly steered his side win the first qualifier match against Gujarat Lions.

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RCB scored 159/6 to snatch the victory from Gujarat Lions' jaws with 10 balls to spare. De Villiers along with tailender Iqbal Abdullah were part of 91-run partnership for the seventh wicket after Stuart Binny played a cameo of 21 off 15 deliveries.

Earlier, saluting the South African's innings RCB skipper Virat Kohli said this ends the debate about who's the best.

"I think this should settle the debate about who is the best in the world. Come the big game, the big man steps up. I just bow down to him (Ab de Villiers). Probably one of the best knocks under pressure I have seen. I'm happy for him and the team," an overwhelmed Virat Kohli said.

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