Monday, 17 June, 2019

AB de Villiers aims to be an example to South African youth

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Cary Erickson | 14 April, 2019, 14:57

He was dropped on 83 by Kohli against his former side, which he scored five hundreds for from 2011-17, but he missed out on becoming the IPL's fifth centurion this season after David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (both Sunrisers Hyderabad), Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals) and KL Rahul (Kings XI). Against Kolkata Knight Riders, despite AB de Villiers and Kohli scoring 63 and 84 respectively, RCB bowlers failed to defend 205 with KKR riding on Andre Russell's explosive knock of 13-ball 48 to romp home. Great feeling to get across the line.

"After so many setbacks, the guys had desire".

South African fast-bowler Dale Steyn has joined the Royal Challengers of Bangalore (RCB) as a replacement for Australian speedster Nathan Coulter-Nile.

"With 38 needed off 3 overs, I had to back my best bowlers to do the job, didn't quite work out today". With the near-impossible task of keeping a flawless win record from here on to stay in contention for the playoffs, de Villiers said Steyn's presence would boost the team. We all know what he's capable of.

In India cricket is a religion and once again we got a glimpse of that.

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'Yes, we know what we have to do now - we have to win a lot of games of cricket, but the next step is Mumbai, at the Wankhede stadium, ' De Villiers was quoted saying on the ICC website.

"Most pleasing thing is coming for an interview at this time, and not immediately out of the field".

Kings XI Punjab's Chris Gayle plays a shot during the IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

"As it was his team's first offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Mr. Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh".

Meanwhile, in the day's other match, England vice-captain Jos Buttler smashed 89 off 43 as Rajasthan Royals secured a four-wicket win against Mumbai Indians in Mumbai.