RCB might have already approached AB de Villiers for a coaching role ahead of IPL 2022: Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra opined that AB de Villiers might be seen in the RCB camp in the upcoming season.

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AB de Villiers. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

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South African cricket legend AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2021. However, former Indian opening batter Aakash Chopra feels that de Villiers might still be seen in the RCB camp in the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Chopra also opined that even though AB de Villiers might not be playing in the IPL, he might still be seen on the ground in the upcoming season.

“Of course, Sanjay Bangar is the head coach of RCB but I won’t be surprised if AB de Villiers is seen in the RCB camp this year as well, that means in IPL 2022. It is an interesting thing that AB de Villiers has announced his retirement. He has said that he will not play anywhere, he will not play the IPL as well. But he will still be there on the ground,” said Aakash Chopra while speaking on his YouTube channel.

AB de Villiers can take up a coaching role with RCB: Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra also added that a franchise generally appoints any player who has played for them in the past in a coaching role. Chopra concluded by stating that the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise might have already approached de Villiers for a coaching role.

“It has been a custom, if you see any franchise, that a player who plays from a franchise, after a while, he is sitting in their dugout as a mentor or batting coach or something or the other. Similarly, I feel either RCB would have already approached AB de Villiers or would be doing so and he will be seen in that dugout as a mentor or batting coach,” concluded Aakash Chopra.