IPL 2019: It Is Tough To Be The Part Of IPL – AB de Villiers
None would have expected such a poor tournament for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League 2019. They got the in-form players in their ranks but, still, ended up on the wrong side of things. Meanwhile, AB de Villiers makes his voice on the poor display of cricketing skills.
Speaking of the loss, AB de Villiers highlighted those 6 losses on a trot, which affected the team pretty badly. He quoted that it is really tough to make a comeback once you lose six games on a trot, as the tournament got quality attacks.
AB de Villiers strongly believes that it will really tough to get into the playoffs if a team loses 6 games on a trot. With world-class teams in the tournament, he believes that it is tough for any franchise to make a comeback.
“But if you collectively don’t win for 6 games which none of us had experienced before, and we spoke about it and then everyone just woke up. I think it gets a little more difficult to go through the play-offs. But having said that we brought in a few new people as well. So, for them to settle in the IPL was not going to be easy. If some people got going then things would have been different,” AB de Villiers said.
IPL is an intense tournament:
Further, AB de Villiers reckoned that the Indian Premier League is such a quality tournament, which is tough to match its intensity. He believes that being part of the tournament is always a tough job for any player.
“The fact of the matter is tough to be a part of this tournament; it is very intense and it happens quickly. There are 8 world class cricket teams and any team can beat any team. We always come in as one of the favourites because we have some good players but that does not guarantee you success on the field,” de Villiers said to Star Sports.
On Virat Kohli:
AB de Villiers also shared a few words on his rapport with Virat Kohli. He feels that they have connected a lot in the last 8 years and explained their work on the field. AB de Villiers feels that they both understand the game in a similar way.
“So, when we talk about the game, about the importance of making the one into two. That comes naturally. It cannot be taught. We just clicked and how. The best one was he walks in and he would ask me what was going on on the pitch. Similarly, I would ask him what is happening and boom we go,” he added.
Well, AB de Villiers once again failed to hand the coveted trophy to Royal Challengers Bangalore. He completed his stint in India and now, will take a good rest before returning to the game in franchise cricket. Recently, he signed a contract in the Big Bash League as well.
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