The excitement of IPL is raising as the matches are played. Many exciting matches have been played, and the upcoming matches will be even more interesting. While many teams have been impressed with their performances so far, the current point table of IPL will be changed so many times until the end of IPL.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis team made a great start against Mumbai Indians and won by eight wickets. This victory also made the face of former RCB cricketer AB de Villiers smile. However, de Villiers ha
De Villiers, who has been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, wants his team (RCB) to be winners, but he has expressed the possibility that Gujarat Titans, captained by Hardik Pandya, can win the IPL title for the second year in a row. They also won IPL 2022.
When asked about the possible winner, de Villiers said, “It is very difficult to say. A long time back, I had said during the IPL auction that Gujarat Titans would win back-to-back titles. I’ll stick to that even though I want RCB to win. Since last year, I have realized that RCB has a great team. This team is very well-balanced. They have enough power. Hope RCB becomes the winner this year.”
Talking about his friend Virat Kohli AB de Villiers stated that De Villiers said, “I think Kohli has got rest after leaving the captaincy last season. He was a brilliant captain, but he did it for a long time at the international level and in the IPL, which can be challenging. You never get time. So players can chill, spend time with family, or laugh with friends. I think that is his mantra for this season. Just going out and having fun and smiling.”
In response to what changes he has seen in Kohli’s batting in recent years, de Villiers added, “I have not seen much change. Everything is as before. The tech looks solid. He has got a good balance at the crease. He is still a busy player between the wickets. He shows his energy on the field. I think Kohli is looking fresh this season. I have seen some of his interviews where he laughs more than ever.”
Virat Kohli played an unbeaten 82 against Mumbai. His innings helped RCB register an eight-wicket win against Mumbai. Kohli stepped down from the captaincy of RCB in 2021. Since then, Faf du Plessis has been captaining the Royal Challengers Bangalore team.