A thoughtless remark nearly derailed the South African batsman's career before it began. And then he got five ducks
Unlike in baseball, where you could mistake Babe Ruth's slugger for a modern-day one, in cricket the difference in sizes and weights is mind-boggling - and harmful
AB de Villiers almost denied himself the opportunity to bat on a Wanderers' belter because he thought there was someone else who could finish off what Rilee Rossouw and Hashim Amla started with more of a flourish.
Stats highlights from an incredible day in Johannesburg, where AB de Villiers smashed the record for the fastest ODI ton
ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from a record-breaking one-day international at the Wanderers
Number of half-centuries by Chris Gayle in his last 14 ODI innings, stretching back to June 2013. An average of 15.92
12th ODI score over 400. Of which five were by India, three by SA. Five of the twelve were in India, four in SA.
This is the first time there has been three centuries in an ODI innings. There had been 116 instances of two centuries in an innings prior to this.