Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicketkeeper batsman AB de Villiers said he was eager to play in the practice match and catch up with some of his teammates who are still arriving in the UAE.
De Villiers, who arrived in the UAE last week, is already training with the team to prepare for the second phase of IPL 2021.
I must stay as fresh as possible: AB de Villiers
The former captain of South Africa intends to stay fresh and has also noticed how the weather conditions in the UAE will keep him and his teammates fit.
“It was very good. The wicket was a bit tough, so it was actually tough. Bowlers bowled very well and it’s humid here, we’re going to sweat a lot, which is good to lose a little weight, but for ‘ a guy like me should stay as fresh as possible, ‘de Villiers said in a video posted by RCB on his social media platforms.
“It was a wonderful session and it was nice to see everyone there. All the guys are very eager to get started. I look forward to tomorrow’s warm-up match, “he added.
RCB did well in the first phase of IPL 2021, where they won their first five matches before losing the last two against CSK and Punjab Kings. De Villiers was an integral part of their midfield, where he teamed up with Australian Glenn Maxwell to give the team some quick runs.
Dare diaries: AB starts net sessions
The cameras were on mr. 360 while he started practicing again # IPL2021. AB spoke to us about his first hit, reunion with RCB, and how he visualizes the match situations in his mind @myntra presents daring diaries.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers pic.twitter.com/jhd23zv99q
– Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 13 September 2021
360 said he missed the guys and heard the stories of the players he met in camp.
‘Absolutely, I missed the guys. I caught up with a few individuals and I will meet with the older men over the next few days. I covered a few guys tonight, and it’s nice to hear all the stories and what they’ve been up to over the last few months. “There are interesting things that have happened, and it’s great to be back together as a team,” said de Villiers.
I have quite a few trigger points that have served me throughout my career: AB de Villiers
Since his international retirement in 2018, AB has not played enough cricket around the world, but has a special commitment to IPL and RCB. The South African batsman is playing competitive cricket after a team of four and a half months and he intends to change his technical things.
‘Obviously, as players, you try to figure out a few things about your technique, the small movements you make. I have quite a few trigger points that have served me through my career. So I try to get through the memory bank of little things I did earlier, ”said de Villiers.
“I have always hacked and changed my technique as I went further, and it is no different. This is the first time in a few months that I am playing cricket again. So I try to find the comfort zone of movement at the fold, where my head position should be a ‘and that’s what I think of when I cast a shadow,’ he added.
De Villiers scored 207 runs from six overs at the strike rate of 164.29 and has also scored a few half-centuries for RCB in IPL 2021 so far.