South African player AB De Villiers who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore is in news again for his monstrous batting, as IPL governing council has banned De Villiers from hitting unorthodox sixes like Scoop and Sweep in all events organised by BCCI including this year’s IPL 8.
The decision came after BCCI panel meeting held recently in Kolkata. However he is allowed to hit all other kinds of cricket shots. Recently BCCI has banned Top spinner Sunil Narine from bowling off spin in IPL 8. Sunil is a player of Kolkata Knight riders.
Many believe that de Villiers is the Best batsman currently in world who proved his talent in all formats of cricket. The fastest century holder in One Day International cricket matches, is in good form and Royal Challengers Bangalore had a lot expectation in him.
However, some cricket experts criticised that the decision caused his batting style, thats why he was seen not hitting such shots against Rajasthan Royals in recent IPL match, where he made fifty with just one six, thats too from a pull shot.
“de Villiers has been causing problems for bowlers. We have been receiving complaints from many IPL franchises that his batting style destroys bowlers confidence, and ultimately favours match to RCB,” BCCI’s official release said.
“Cricket is a gentleman’s game. De Villiers has been insulting bowlers by hitting unusual and unorthodox shots which ends in fours and sixes even on good delivery. This causes depression in bowlers. Even young players like Sarafaraz Khan and SuryaKumar Yadav are copying his style, which is a ringing bell of alarm. This is unacceptable. So we have decided to ban his master piece shots like Scoop Six, Reverse Scoop Six, Sweep Six under Section 69A, to protect bowlers from being f*d up. However he can hit other shots like sweep shots , straight drives, cover drives etc. We need to protect interests of all for the success of IPL.”
RCB alleged that its unfair to ban a player from hitting his natural shots. It is a conspiracy from other IPL teams to stop RCB from crowning IPL champions. At the same time all other franchise owners expressed joy over the decision. Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma welcomed BCCI decision and also urged to ban his own idiotic pull shots which ends in wicket and causes the whole team.