IPL 2021: Gambhir Loves De Villiers

Champion India batsman Gautam Gambhir said AB de Villiers is a monstrous addition for Royal Challengers Bangalore as they hope to rule. They’ll build on the great beginning to Indian Premier League 2021 when the competition resumes from September 19 in the UAE.

Gautam Gambhir said about AB de Villiers’ capacity to take on is simply incredible, saying he has never seen somebody rule a bowler like Jasprit Bumrah so reliably. De Villiers has hit 112 runs against Bumrah at a strike pace of more than 140 and has been taken by the Mumbai Indians bowler just twice in his IPL vocation.

Gambhir rates RCB as winners

Gambhir said Virat Kohli will profit from the presence of de Viliiers and Glenn Maxwell. Kohli will be hoping to keep opening the innings for RCB, remembering the job that he may play for India at the T20 World Cup.

“He (Virat Kohli) has got people like AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell, which is a huge cushion to have. Even if it’s not Maxwell, AB is a massive cushion because there is only one person who can take on someone like Jasprit Bumrah and it was AB de Villiers. I have not seen anyone else who has done that consistently against Bumrah, but AB is a freak,” he said in a interview.

“You probably get 2 or 3 international bowlers (in the IPL) and then you’ve got domestic bowlers as well, whom you could dominate. So, probably there’s a lot of pressure on Virat and AB as well, which could be one of the reasons and year after year, if you don’t win that title the pressure keeps on increasing as well.”

Notwithstanding, the previous Kolkata Knight Riders captain, who drove the team to 2 IPL prizes, featured that the two whiz batsmen in Kohli and de Villiers will be feeling the squeeze as RCB have not had the option to get their hands on the IPL prize.

De Villiers still delivering

AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore plays a shot during match 22 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Delhi Capitals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on the 27th April 2021. Photo by: Rahul Gulati / Sportzpics for IPL

Ab de Villiers has not played any competitive cricket since May. Yet the previous South Africa batsmen conveyed a message to teams. He hit a 46-ball 104 in an intra-team warm-up match for RCB on Tuesday. De Villiers hit 10 sixes and 7 fours. Exhibiting he is prepared to overwhelm bowlers by and by.

RCB are as of now at the third spot in the 8-team table. They will continue their mission against Kolkata Knight Riders on September 20.

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