AB de Villiers reacts after receiving man of the match award
The match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders was well and truly entertaining from RCB’s perspective. It was totally a one-sided affair as RCB dominated KKR in all aspects of the game. RCB came up with a strong approach to the game as they batted well, bowled well and reaped rewards for their fantastic performances.
Among the performers for RCB, AB de Villiers showcased his mettle against Kolkata Knight Riders. The former Proteas player took the bowling attack to the cleaners and scored a top-notch knock for RCB. He ended up scoring 73 off 33 balls with 5 fours and 6 maximums. Among those sixes, two sixes went outside the stadium.
AB de Villiers was adjudged the man of the match as RCB beat KKR by 82 runs in Sharjah. After receiving the man of the match award at the post-match presentation, AB de Villiers said he was pleased with the way he batted. He also said that he was upset after getting out for a duck in the last game. Now, he delivered the much-needed amends for his side with the bat.
Happy with the performance: AB de Villiers
“Very happy with the performance. Got a duck in the last game, a terrible feeling. Very happy that I contributed. Surprised myself out there tonight. Knew the wicket was quite tough to bat on. But I thought 145-150 wasn’t enough. So I looked to go further, and was surprised to get 195. They’ve got a really good bowling attack.
The margins are small and you have to use every bit of energy. As Virat said there was a light in my eye, felt it in the bus itself. Always enjoyed taking the gloves. Very excited about it, I must say. I do bounce off ideas with Virat. As a keeper you have a really good view of the pace of the game. Different skills completely. It depends. Have worked really hard with the gloves. Want to be the best I could, that’s always been my attitude,” AB de Villers added.
AB de Villiers will be looking forward to continuing his good form with the bat. Besides him, even Virat Kohli is in top form. Both the stalwarts know what should be done to restore pride back in Royal Challengers Bangalore camp as they are making a very serious challenge to fight for the title this time around.
Currently, RCB are third in the points table with 10 points. They won 5 games and lost two games. Kohli’s team will take on Kings XI Punjab at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on October 15.