IPL 2019: De Villiers smashes Shami for three successive sixes

Only Chris Gayle, with 323 maximums, has hit more sixes in the history of the Indian Premier League than De Villiers (211).

De Villiers, who is adoringly called 'Mr. 360' by his fans, was unbeaten on 82 off 44 balls including seven sixes and three fours.   -  IPL

Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB De Villiers got his dancing shoes on at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in the 19th over of the first innings against Kings XI Punjab, smacking three consecutive sixes off Punjab pace spearhead Mohammed Shami, the last of which landed on the stadium roof.

Only Chris Gayle, with 323 maximums, has hit more sixes in the history of the IPL than De Villiers (211).

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The former South African skipper, who is adoringly called 'Mr. 360' by his fans, was unbeaten on 82 off 44 balls including seven sixes and three fours.

RCB, which finished on 202/4, was buoyed further by Aussie right-hander Marcus Stoinis' power-hitting whose 34-ball 46 was studded with three sixes and two fours.