Former South Africa National Cricket Team and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) star, AB de Villiers, has said that the RCB would love to break the shackles and end their trophy drought by winning the next edition of the Indian Premier League.
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s trophy cabinet after 15 seasons of the tournament is still empty. They have made it to the final three times in the history of the competition but failed to capture the title. The Faf du Plessis-led side would be looking forward to finally bringing a trophy home in IPL 2023.
Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 auction, which will be a mini-auction, the Bengaluru-based franchise has retained a majority of its players. RCB will be entering the auction with a purse of INR 8.75 crore.
Speaking in a video shared by Star Sports, AB de Villiers said that once the RCB win their first title, they will get momentum and could win multiple (IPL) championships. He said:
“It’s been how many seasons now? Quite a few, 14 or 15 or whatever. So, they would love to break the shackles. I think if RCB wins this one then, they’ll probably win two, three, four quickly but let’s wait and see what happens, T20 cricket is a bit of a gamble sometimes, anything can happen. Especially knockout games, but hopefully RCB’s turn is around the corner.”
I absolutely love RCB, it’s meant the world for me, it’s changed my life – AB de Villiers
De Villiers, who is believed to be involved in some capacity in IPL 2023, has said that he absolutely loves RCB. He said:
“I absolutely love RCB, it’s meant the world for me, it’s changed my life. I have been there since 2011, I’ve made friends for life, it’s part of me and my family and that’s what we do, you know? We are all RCBians.”
AB de Villiers played for Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2011 to 2021 before retiring from all formats of the game. He is the second-highest run-getter for the RCB in the history of the Indian Premier League.
AB de Villiers smashed 4522 runs for RCB in 157 games at an average of 41.10 and strike rate of 158.33, including 2 terrific centuries and 37 fifties.