The UAE leg of the tournament is scheduled to begin on September 19. But before that the players of all the teams are seen sweating on the field to bring them in form. Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore played a practice match, in which AB de Villiers scored a century while batting stormy. While RCB is happy seeing this form of his, on the other hand the concern of the opposition teams must have increased.
AB de Villiers scored a century in 46 balls
Bold Diaries: RCB’s Practice Match
AB de Villiers scores a century, KS Bharat scores 95 as batsmen make merry in the practice match between Devdutt’s 11 and Harshal’s 11.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets)
The form of star batsman AB de Villiers had become a matter of concern for RCB in the past. Because the veteran had not played cricket for almost 4 months. At the same time, Gautam Gambhir had also expressed concern over de Villiers’ form, as he had not taken the field for a long time. But after the batting of de Villiers in the practice match of Royal Challengers Bangalore, everyone’s worries are over.
Actually de Villiers picked up the bat after about 4 months and scored a century in just 46 balls in the practice match. At one point in the practice match, he was playing 19 runs off 19 balls. But then he changed gears and scored 104 runs in 46 balls. He hit 10 sixes and 7 fours in the innings. Seeing this form of de Villiers, surely RCB fans must have been very happy too.
More players shine in the practice match
In the practice match organized by RCB, onlyIt just didn’t perform well. Rather KS India scored 95 runs in 47 balls, Mohammad Azharuddin scored 66 runs in 43 balls and Devdutt Padikkal scored 36 runs in 21 balls. Devdutt Padikkal’s RCB B team won the match by 7 wickets against Harshal Patel’s RCB A team.
Let us tell you that in the first half of IPL 2021 played in India, RCB showed a great game. Out of 7 matches played there, the franchise won 5 matches and lost 2 matches. The team is in third place in the points table. At the same time, in the UAE leg, Virat’s bold army will take on the field against Kolkata Knight Riders on 20 September.