More insight from AB de Villiers – “I look to block pretty much every ball I face”.
This from the man who has just hit an ODI century in only 57 balls!
But de Villiers’ “late block” is not the textbook forward defence, nor is it a defensive option. Rather than a full stride, it is played from a front-foot press trigger move. And the ball is played very late, and only if an aggressive stroke isn’t possible.