6 Bowlers who have dismissed AB de Villiers for golden duck in IPL
Former South African cricket team captain AB de Villiers is one of the most consistent batsmen in the history of the Indian Premier League. He is one of the few players to have scored more than 5,000 runs in the competition. Notably, the strike rate of AB de Villiers has been more than 150, while his batting average is above 40.
The fact that de Villiers has top-scored in his team's innings on 41 occasions shows how much valuable he is in the T20 cricket matches. It is rare to see de Villiers getting out cheaply in a game. But in this listicle today, we will look at the bowlers who have sent de Villiers back to the dressing room on the first ball he faced.
1. Andre Russell - Latest player to dismiss AB de Villiers for golden duck
Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell is the most recent entry on this list. Russell accomplished the feat in IPL 2021 as he bowled de Villiers with a deadly yorker.
2. Albie Morkel - 1st player to dismiss AB de Villiers for golden duck
Former South Africa teammate of AB de Villiers, Albie Morkel was the first ever bowler to dismiss him on a golden duck in an IPL game. Morkel rattled the stumps of de Villiers in a match between CSK and Delhi in 2008 season.
3. Sudeep Tyagi
Former Indian pacer Sudeep Tyagi was the first Indian to accomplish this feat. Tyagi bowled de Villiers on the first ball of his innings in a match between CSK and Delhi during the 2009 season at the Wanderers.
4. Jacques Kallis
Another Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder to appear on this list is Jacques Kallis. The South African star was the first to dismiss ABD for a golden duck in RCB colors. Kallis did that in 2012 at Eden Gardens.
5. Kane Richardson
Kane Richardson dismantled the stumps of AB de Villiers in a match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi in 2014. RCB suffered a big defeat in that game.
6. Moises Henriques
An unlikely name to feature on this list is Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques. The Portugal-born player dismissed ABD on first ball in a match between SRH and RCB in 2015. AB handed a catch to Dale Steyn.