Rajasthan Royals’ all-rounder, Shreyas Gopal, has lavished praise on the dynamic duo of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Gopal, who has been highly successful against both of them has gone on to say that neither Virat Kohli nor Ab de Villiers possesses any weakness as a batsman.
Both, Virat and AB de Villiers have been the pillars of RCB over the years in the Indian Premier League. Both these batsmen have been their highest run-scorer and with the kind of batting line-up they have got, it is only baffling to know that they haven’t won a single IPL trophy until now in the 13 seasons so far.
Shreyas Gopal Lauds Virat Kohli And AB de Villiers
Speaking to Sportzwiki in an exclusive interview, Shreyas Gopal stated, “Before bowling to any top batsman you know that they can definitely play amazing shots to really good bowls as well. You know that they don’t possess any weaknesses at all. If there’s a slightly lesser talented batsman, you can spot a weakness or two but with these legendary players, it’s difficult to find any. AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli don’t have any weaknesses.”
“When you don’t see any weakness in a batsman, all you can do is try to assess the conditions and try to assess the match situation. If you know the match situation, then you are in a position to understand what they need per over and then you can plan your deliveries accordingly. You just try to stick to things that are under your control and things you can see around you,” Gopal said.
“You shouldn’t really focus on the other side and try to deliver your best ball because sometimes if I can bowl the best leg-spin also, I can still get hit for a four or a six. Knowing that you need to deliver your best ball and focus more on the controllable,” he further stated.
IPL 2021 Ready To Hit The Floor On April 09
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) is all set to kickstart from April 9. Two heavyweights of the tournament, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians (MI) will lock horns against each other in the first game this year which will take place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
While Mumbai Indians’ skipper, Rohit Sharma has already joined the Mumbai camp, RCB skipper Virat Kohli will also join the camp in a day’s time. AB de Villiers is also set to join the RCB camp from March 30.
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