Last Update on: November 4th, 2020 at 12:46 pm
Royal Challengers Bangalore keeper-batsman AB De Villiers remains confident of his team’s chances of lifting their maiden IPL title in 2020. AB De Villiers, who has 398 runs in 14 matches with four fifties in the current edition, is one of the bedrocks of the Royal Challengers’ batting line-up and needs to get in the game along with Virat Kohli for the side to have a genuine shot. The three-time finalists will face SunRisers Hyderabad on Friday in the eliminator.
In their last game, Royal Challengers Bangalore had to win by 19 runs against Delhi Capitals in Abu Dhabi to surge to the second spot in the IPL 2020 points table. They failed to do so and lost by six wickets, forced to settle for the third position. RCB, who has lost four matches in a row, would be wary of the threat SunRisers possesses, having lost a game to them earlier in the tournament.
Despite four losses on the bounce, AB De Villiers feels confident that RCB will regain their winning momentum. He believes that his side could win three matches continuously that stand between the way of their maiden title. The 36-year old understands that in a competitive tournament like IPL, margins are quite minimal and that the team could be provoked to make abundant changes; however, no more than a few tweaks are required.
“Now, after four consecutive defeats, can we regain our winning momentum. Can we win the three matches that stand between us and a first IPL title? Yes, we can. In a tournament like the IPL, where any team can beat any team on any given day, the margins between winning and losing are often perilously thin. When things go wrong, the temptation can be to make wholesale changes; in most cases, it is better to stick to the same basic plan and maybe make a few tweaks,” De Villiers said as quoted by Hindustan Times.
AB De Villiers wants to bring smiles on the faces of supporters in Bengaluru:
The veteran South African wishes to see joy on the faces of RCB fans back home, who have been with them through the thick and thin. He wants to see them smile amid the uncertainty and terror caused by the global pandemic.
“We need to bring joy to our hundreds of thousands of supporters at home in Bengaluru and around the world, watching from home, gathered as families, many of them facing up to the fear and uncertainty caused by the global pandemic,” he added.