India Times – Sourav Ganguly feels that AB de Villiers returning to the South African team had a direct impact on the side which won the rain-hit fourth ODI against India on February 9 to avoid a series defeat.

Summary

  • Sourav Ganguly feels that AB de Villiers returning to the South African team had a direct impact on the side which won the rain-hit fourth ODI against India on February 9 to avoid a series defeat.
  • On account of a finger injury, de Villiers missed the first three ODIs – all of which India won – but returned for the must-win fourth game in Johannesburg.
  • He only scored 26 off 18 balls, but the manner in which the hosts chased down a Duckworth-Lewis target of 202 in 25.3 overs left Ganguly in no doubt that de Villiers’ return was a huge psychological boost.
  • Twitter “The return of AB de Villiers was also a positive psychological advantage for the Proteas.
  • BCCL De Villiers has the ability to change the course of a game with his batting and his presence alone is a major boost.


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