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If we manage to get to the knockouts, anything can happen: AB de Villiers

He was delighted after they finally managed to give their fans something to cheer.

AB de Villiers
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s AB de Villiers celebrates his half-century. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) registered a much-needed victory against Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Saturday. It was the duo of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers which pummelled the bowling attack brutally and aced the tough chase of 182 runs. Both of them added 118 runs for the third wicket after losing their openers early which kept their side ahead in the game. However, De Villiers believes that they can still win the tournament if they manage to qualify for the knockouts.

As it turned out, the pressure brought the best out of them and the bowlers apart from the death overs did well. Also, the best batsmen in the team set the stage on fire for the first time together this year. The fielding also didn’t disappoint and backed the good bowling very well. They would love now to get the winning momentum going and keep their hopes for the playoffs alive.

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Virat’s batting helped me settle

AB de Villiers, while speaking in the video on his own app, hailed the blitzkrieg from Virat Kohli and went on to say that it helped him settle down after struggling to middle the ball. He also went on to say that the team was under a lot pressure going into this game knowing the fact that it was the last chance for them to keep their chances alive in the tournament.

“I am very happy that we finally managed to give our fans something to cheer about after a frustrating season. We went into the game against Delhi under a lot of pressure knowing that we have got to win all our games to stand a chance to go through to the knockouts. But I thought we handled that pressure really well,” he said. He was all praise of his skipper who was magnificent during his 70-run knock and kept scoring the runs in the powerplay.

“I thought Virat played really well and gave us a much-needed momentum up front. He helped me to get my innings going as well. I struggled in the first few overs and then found my feet because Virat made it really easy in the end. We are just happy to finally get a good win under the belt. Three games are still left this season. We are not out of it and we believe we can make it to the knockouts and if we do get there, anything can happen.

RCB will now face Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in their next game on Monday in Indore at Holkar Cricket Stadium.

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