Former South African batsman AB de Villiers is going to make a comeback in the IPL. He told that he will definitely be a part of the tournament the next year. De Villiers said that he will make a comeback in some form or the other with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2023. However, it will be interesting to see what role the 360 degree player will play in the upcoming season.
‘I am glad that Virat has confirmed’: AB de Villiers
Former RCB captain Virat Kohli said this month that he expects AB de Villiers to join RCB in a new role next year. De Villiers told VU Sport, “I am glad that Virat has confirmed it. To be honest, nothing has been decided yet. I will definitely return to IPL next year. I don’t know in which role but I am missing him.”
‘I would like to return to my second home’: AB de Villiers
He said, “Heard that some matches may be held in Bangalore. I would like to return to my second home and see the packed Chinnaswamy Stadium again. I am waiting to return.” Let us tell you that 38-year-old de Villiers was associated with RCB in IPL for a long time. He scored 5162 runs for the team at an average of 39.71. He scored 4 centuries and 40 half-centuries during this period. He is counted among the most successful batsmen of IPL.
Recently, Chris Gayle said in an interview, “In the last few years in the IPL, I have realized that I was not treated well. Then I thought well if you didn’t get the respect you deserved after doing so much in this game and IPL, then well, I will not include my name in the mega auction. That was the only reason why I left IPL. There is life after cricket too and I am trying to adjust to that.”
Regarding playing in IPL, Gayle said, “I will return next year. They need me. In IPL, I have played cricket for three teams KKR, RCB and Punjab. I would love to win the title by staying in one team between RCB and Punjab. I have done well in RCB and Punjab is also good.”