Royal Challengers Bangalore had another bad tournament. Once again the team failed to win the title of the match. They were eliminated from the league after they lost the match to Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.
However, AB de Villiers, the star player of the team gave thrilling performances throughout the season. From his destructive batting to his athletic skills, AB de Villiers impressed each and all with his performance. However, he played like a lone wolf and couldn’t win the match for his team.
Talking about the last match against RR, to Times Of India, he said:
“We can have no complaints. It is frustrating to know we would have qualified if we had defeated Rajasthan Royals on Saturday, and at one stage we seemed to be on course for a successful chase, but their spinners halted our march and, in a few hectic overs, our dreams evaporated like the morning mist,”
“So it’s all doom and gloom in Bengaluru? No, not at all. We are extremely disappointed to have won only six of our 14 matches, but it is often said that sports teams must lose together before they can win together, and I do believe that, amid our underperformance in 2018, we have laid a solid foundation for 2019,”
Talking about the bonding with players of the team, he said:
“I have been fortunate to participate in every IPL since the tournament started in 2008 and, in many respects, for me, the 2018 event has been the most enjoyable. The spirit within the RCB squad has been outstanding. In the good moments, and also the difficult moments, players, coaches and staff have stuck together and backed each other, and we have developed a collective will that augurs well for next season,”
AB de Villiers was then asked to pick a final winner for IPL 2018, he predicted:
“The IPL remains brilliantly unpredictable. However, if forced to make a prediction, I would not be surprised to see SRH, brilliantly led by Kane Williamson, play CSK in the final, and then for yet one more burst of MS Dhoni magic to propel the team in yellow to the title,”
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