“I look to play [the late block]…every ball I face” !! @ABdeVilliers via @CricketYard

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!

via How I play my most important shot, the late block – AB de Villiers, on CricketYard.com.

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.

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