Recently, former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir had expressed concern about AB de Villiers that he has not played the match for a long time. In such a situation, there will be pressure on him in the second phase of IPL 2021 starting from 19 September. This concern of Gambhir had made the fans think now. But soon after that de Villiers told that he does not come under pressure and if the bat comes in his hand, he does not leave.
In the practice match, he showed that he does not need a lot of practice, just the bat, to smash the bowlers. In the first practice of Royal Challengers Bangalore led by Virat Kohli, he scored a century in 46 balls while creating a ruckus. His performance has also created panic among the opponents.
Such was the performance of the rest of the batsmen of RCB
De Villiers was playing the match after a long break of about 4 months. At one point in the practice match, he was playing 19 runs off 19 balls. Then after that he showed his old guess and scored 104 runs in 46 balls. In this stormy innings of his, he made 60 runs by hitting only 10 sixes. He also hit 7 fours.
Apart from de Villiers, KS India scored 95 runs in 47 balls, Mohammad Azharuddin scored 66 runs in 43 balls and Devdutt Padikkal scored 36 runs in 21 balls in the practice match. Devdutt Padikkal’s RCB B team won the match by 7 wickets against Harshal Patel’s RCB A team. De Villiers last played for RCB against Punjab Kings in April. However, he also returned to his home after IPL 2021 was postponed due to Corona.
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