De Villiers just like Matrix’s Neo, says Steyn


HOBART: Seeing AB de Villiers bat is just like watching the character of Neo in The Matrix movie, according to South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn.

In The Matrix, Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, is transformed from an unassuming computer technician into someone who is revealed to have super-human powers, be they fighting skills or an ability to dodge bullets.

Last week, in a World Cup match against the West Indies in Sydney, de Villiers smashed the fastest 150 in one-day international cricket during a 66-ball 162.

“Oh, man, it’s like watching The Matrix movie, really. There is Neo for you right there. Like he just doesn’t understand how good he is,” Steyn said Friday of the Proteas captain.

“I think he’s actually figured out now that he is like — there is no roof or cap on how good he can possibly be. He’s limitless in what he can do. He’s one of those players that’s proven in this year especially just how good he is. I think he’s starting to realise that now.

“Players around the world, bowlers are struggling to find a way to get this guy out. The only way to get him out is when he gets himself out. He’s that good at the moment. Hopefully, we can see more players like him because it does make the game more entertaining to watch.” (AFP)