Former South African cricketer AB de Villiers acknowledged that his relationship with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the franchise he was part of for nearly a decade, goes past cricketing facets.
The Protean spoke concerning the significance of the franchise, the followers, and the town in a trailer of a podcast launched by RCB. He spent lots of his time in Bengaluru, taking part in for RCB and ending up because the second-highest on the record of most runs for the franchise.
“I hope it’s an enormous condo as a result of I’ve three children now and we want lots of room! My relationship with RCB goes loads deeper than simply taking part in cricket for them. And I don’t assume it might have been the identical for some other franchise and that’s what I maintain dearest to my coronary heart – it’s the followers and the town itself,” de Villiers informed in an RCB podcast.
“The minute I get into Bangalore there’s a sure freshness within the air” – AB de Villiers
Again when he was in Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), de Villiers didn’t have the identical type of impression on the IPL. As soon as he was signed by RCB, the 38-year-old grew to become the discuss of the city and in addition one of the crucial beloved gamers from a international nation.
“I’ve at all times related with the locations I am going to. It’s a bit bizarre however I bear in mind smells and visible stuff I see. The minute I get into Bangalore there’s a sure freshness within the air, a sure one thing that I kind of join with that feels acquainted.”
“And I’d by no means choose that up in any [other cities]. I’ve considered it lengthy and onerous – Mumbai, Delhi, if you happen to put me in some other workforce I by no means would have had that type of connection in order that’s one factor that I discover particular whereas taking part in for RCB,” he added.
The IPL 2022 mega auctions happen on February 12 & 13 in Bengaluru.