Johannesburg, Apr 4 ANI | 9 months ago

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has hailed South Africa's AB de Villiers as the best batsman in world cricket.

De Villiers scored 69 not out off just 28 balls as South Africa amassed 193/7 in 20 overs in their ICC World Twenty20 clash against England in Chittagong last weekend, winning by three runs to qualify for a semi-finals against India on Friday.

According to Sport24, amazed by De Villiers' performance, Vaughan hailed his performance on Twitter, saying that De Villiers is a 'freak' and the best batsman in the world, adding that he saw a 'genius in action' when De Villiers batted with some 'outrageous' shots.

De Villiers is currently ranked at No 1 on the ICC official Test rankings for batsmen, second in ODIs behind India's Virat Kohli but only 37th on the T20 rankings, the report added.

(Posted on 04-04-2014)

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