IPL 2018: AB de Villiers feels that RCB are yet to be at their best
AB de Villiers hasn't played the last couple of games owing to a viral infection.
Updated - May 4, 2018 1:18 pm
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) haven’t had the best of campaigns in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). They have won three out of their eight games and have somehow managed to keep themselves in contention for a berth in the playoffs. However, the road ahead won’t be a cakewalk for them as they would be in for some stern challenges.
AB de Villiers has been a vital cog in their setup and has already won them a couple of games single-handedly. Nevertheless, he hasn’t played the last couple of games owing to a viral fever. The South African cricketer might stage a comeback in RCB’s upcoming game against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the MCA Stadium in Pune.
“Best cricket is yet to come”- AB de Villiers
Meanwhile, he talked the dismal times he has been going through in his column for the Times of India. “The last four days have been a blur I have been suffering from severe viral flu, one of the most debilitating illnesses I have ever experienced. Aside from one visit to the hospital, I have barely left my hotel room. Sleep has been almost impossible, and the migraine headaches have been extreme,” de Villiers wrote.
Virat Kohli’s men were considered to be a strong lineup and were touted to be one of the favourites to win the title. However, they haven’t quite lived up to expectations and have floundered to perform. AB, in his write-up, believes that they are still in contention and are yet to bring forth their A-game.
“The good news is that my condition is now improving every day and, as the aches ease and I start to get some proper sleep, we are very hopeful that I will be available for selection to play in RCB’s next match, against CSK in Pune on Saturday. With a record of having won three and lost five in eight matches, we are now lying fifth in the table, still very much in contention, still keenly aware that we have not yet consistently performed to our potential, and still believing our best cricket is yet to come,” he added.