AB de Villiers batted at quantity six within the fit in opposition to Kings XI Punjab on Thursday – a call which stirred conversations and complaint on social media platforms.
Because of the presence of 2 leg-spinners within the KXIP facet, the RCB had made up our minds to advertise Washington Sundar and Shivam Dube over AB de Villiers within the batting order. Alternatively, the RCB could not capitalize at the tactical alternate because the facet confronted an eight-wicket defeat.
In a column for the Hindustan Occasions, de Villiers has damaged silence on batting overdue within the recreation in opposition to Punjab. He mentioned that he helps the group determination and is keen to bat anyplace the group wishes him.
“RCB selected to bat first in opposition to Kings XI Punjab, and I used to be anticipating to head in at No.four as same old. If truth be told, when the second one wicket fell, with our rating 62 for 2 within the 6th over, I began to make my approach throughout the gate that leads out to the wicket,” wrote de Villiers.
“At that exact second, I used to be requested to attend since the trainer and captain had made up our minds to ship out left-handers to stand the 2 KXIP leg-spinners, who have been bowling on the time.
“That was once a valid cricketing determination. Groups all over the global steadily choose left-handed batsmen to stand leg-spin bowling. I didn’t query the decision on the time it was once made, and I don’t query the decision now. There’s completely no drawback from my facet.”
The South African batsman has been some of the in-form batsmen for the RCB this season.
“In my opinion, I’m keen and keen to bat anyplace and on every occasion the group wishes me, and to assist RCB advance our marketing campaign to grasp our attainable and win this league,” he additional wrote.
AB de Villiers has scored 230 runs in 8 suits for the RCB up to now, and boasts of the very best strike-rate some of the top-15 run-scorers of the event this 12 months (179.60).