The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have their task cut out as they take on the Punjab Kings in the 60th game of the IPL 2022 on 13th May 2022 at 7:30 pm in Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, India. In big development in IPL 2022: AB de Villiers back to RCB, Virat Kohli makes big statement.
RCB former captain Virat Kohli is hopeful that his friend and South African superstar AB de Villiers will be back at the Royal Challengers Bangalore in a new role next year. AB de Villiers had been a big part of the RCB family before he retired from all forms of cricket last year.
”I miss AB de Villiers a lot. I talk to him regularly. He was in the US recently with his family watching golf… He is keenly observing RCB and hopefully, he will be here next year in some capacity,” Kohli said during a light-hearted chat posted on RCB’s Twitter handle.
Interestingly, after realizing the gravity of his statement, RCB former captain Kohli asked with a chuckle: “Did I spill the beans?” Kohli is enduring one of the worst phases of his career, having scored 216 runs in 12 matches in the IPL with just one-fifty. He has also been dismissed for three golden ducks this season.
”It has never happened to me ever in my career I think, so I just smiled. I felt like I have seen everything that the game has to show,” RCB former captain Kohli said. His poor form has raised concerns with Ian Bishop pointing out Kohli’s inability to score fluently in the IPL this season. The former West Indies pacer also said that it was a matter of concern that he is getting out to different types of bowlers.
However, Kohli said he doesn’t pay heed to opinions and keeps critics at bay. ”They can’t be in my shoes, they can’t be in my shoes, they can’t feel what I feel, they can’t live that moment,” the former India skipper said. ”You said how you cut the noise, you either mute the TV or don’t pay attention to what people are saying and I do both of these things.”