AB de Villers’ cracking 79 runs from 49 balls took Royal Challengers Bangalore to their third IPL final in nine seasons, and boy did they celebrate with the South African after he scored the winning runs. 

The win was all the more special because their usual hero Virat Kohli had failed with a duck, but then when AB is around, the game is never over.

The South African hammered five fours and five sixes as RCB chased down a target of 159, and when the match was over, the dug-out, led by Yuzvendra Chahal, ran onto the pitch in such wild celebration that they knocked out AB’s helmet and left him with a big bruise on the chin. 

Talk about tough love guys…

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