Watch: De Villiers Smashes 89* on IPL 10 Debut, Twitter Celebrates

Virat Kohli tops the list with a total of 973 runs in the 9th edition of the Indian Premier League in 2016.

Shane Watson won his third toss in a row for Royal Challengers Bangalore and announced AB de Villiers’ return from injury during their IPL 10 match against Kings XI Punjab on Monday.

RCB raised a few eyebrows when the South African batsman replaced Chris Gayle in the team. However, de Villiers wasn’t as rusty as one would expect him to be after returning from a back injury.

In his first match of this year's IPL, de Villiers proved his importance for RCB's scheme of things in the tournament, with an unbeaten 89 off 46 balls, laced with three fours and nine sixes.

De Villiers’ stunning knock went in vain as Kings XI Punjab beat RCB by eight wickets, however twitter couldn’t help but celebrate the South African maverick’s innings.

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