IPL 2018: AB de Villiers plays down the bowling concerns of RCB

IPL 2018: AB de Villiers plays down the bowling concerns of RCB

AB also hopes to win the title this year.

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore in action. (Photo by IANS)

It seemed pretty good for the Royal Challengers Bangalore as the auction ended. They would have felt that they got some decent bowlers on board and would have expected a turnaround. Even skipper Virat Kohli was very positive about the side’s bowling before the tournament started. However, that wasn’t to be the case. RCB bowlers have let the team down on many occasions already.

In the last three games that they have played, RCB’s bowlers conceded more than 70 runs in the last five overs. They failed to curtail the oppositions towards the end of the innings. These performances hindered the chances of RCB winning the games quite a bit. However, their veteran batsman AB de Villiers is still confident about the bowling and is expecting a quick turnaround of things.

Our bowlers will rectify their mistakes, says AB de Villiers

de Villiers opined that RCB bowlers’ performances weren’t that bad either. He said that it was important to see the kind of wickets on which the games were played on. Also, he admitted the fact that RCB bowlers committed few minor mistakes. He added that he hopes for them to rectify these mistakes in the upcoming matches.

“At the end of the day what it comes down to is the kind of wickets. I guess we made a much better bowling performance in the last game than what we had started out with. Our bowlers have committed a few small mistakes of bowling a couple of no balls and wides, but would like to rectify them in next game,” he said.

ABD also wants to win the next three games which will be played at their home. “They say that if you make your home ground your fortress in the season you normally trend to win. We know it is important to do well at home. We have already had a bad last year, but we had a couple of good wins as well,” he said.

“So, over the next few games that we will play here, we will keep doing that. It is important for us to make sure that if we get to maintain that at home, sometimes you surprise yourself in the run,” he added.

ABD also shared his opinion of the trophy drought for RCB. He hopes to win the trophy this year. “I was not here for the first three years. I don’t know what they were doing then. For the last three seasons, we’ve been trying our best. Even in this season, we’ve got a few new faces. So hopefully we have got that special one to win this season,” he concluded.

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