Kohli, de Villiers guide RCB to first win of IPL 2019


The two individuals capable of influencing RCB's fortunes are Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers; the pair scored half-centuries in the previous match, and not surprisingly their team ended up winning.Just looking at the body language, both players appeared pretty relaxed, and that can only be good signs for RCB.

AB de Villiers' decision to quit worldwide cricket has made him sharper, the batsman said after putting in a Man-of-the-Match performance during Royal Challengers Bangalore's first win of the season.

"I've decided not to play worldwide cricket - to be as sharp as I can in the other forms of cricket around the world". I can't keep playing 10-11 months a year and keep being sharp after 15 years of global cricket. [It] really keeps me energetic. I get to work with university guys back home.

De Villiers announced his retirement from the global format on May 23, 2018. He has already made three fifties in this year's edition of the IPL. He believes that he respects the game too much to be anxious about him getting out. "That is (being sharp) exactly the reason why I decided not to play global cricket, it's to be as sharp as I can in other forms of the game around the world".

AB de Villiers has opened up about his worldwide retirement ahead of the World Cup and the former South African captain has revealed why he took the decision to not play for his country in any format so close to the ICC World Cup 2019.

On the games ahead, he said RCB is not thinking too far ahead. So asking about his form, he said: "I know you're always just one knock away from being in that confident zone". Many media reported, including the Times of India that Dale Steyn will join the struggling RCB squad for IPL 2019.

Global cricket or not, de Villiers was gushing in his approval of Royal Challengers signing his former team-mate Dale Steyn.

Meanwhile Dale Steyn has posted an Indian Visa image of his passport on Instagram which has raised speculations that he could be joining RCB for their next match against Kings XII Punjab on Saturday.

"Make sure you keep coming back and get into contest with every single ball and that's what our seam bowlers did, they did particularly well".