The veteran Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) cricketer, AB de Villiers may not have started the second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, on a happy note, however, he is pretty sure that Royal Challengers Bangalore are ready to lift the elusive IPL trophy this season. In a chat with Indian cricketer, Jemimah Rodrigues on ‘Dream11 Dil Ya Dimaag’ de Villiers picked his franchise over Manchester United and M Chinnaswamy Stadium over Supersport Park.
AB de Villiers is known as one of teh biggest fans of Manchester United and Rodrigues asked him to fan in de Villiers in a spot asking him to choose between Red Devils winning their first Premier League title since 2012 and RCB winning their maiden IPL trophy, the South African said, “We’re ready to lift that IPL Trophy.” Notably, the RCB is yet to taste success in the IPL, having qualified for the final three times (2009, 2011, and 2016).
De Villiers was asked to pick his favorite cricket venue to score runs the most and he replied saying, “Definitely Chinnaswamy, I no longer play international cricket, so, when I come to the Chinnaswamy and put my RCB jersey on, there’s nothing that beats that.”
Here’s the whole conversation between Jemimah Rodrigues and AB de Villiers:
Even though he has retired from international cricket, when asked who will he choose to chase 20 runs in the final over, AB de Villiers backed himself over RCB skipper Virat Kohli. When asked about the lack of ICC trophies for the Protes, ABD said, “The World Cup is something that I grew up wanting. It was my first dream growing up as a young boy starting to play cricket.”
AB de Villiers represented South Africa in 114 Tests, 228 ODIs, and 78 T20Is, amassing 8765, 9577, and 1672 runs, with 47 centuries and 109 half-centuries. In 177 IPL matches, de Villiers has 5056 runs at a strike rate of 152.34, including 3 centuries and 40 half-centuries.