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IPL 2021: RCB’s AB de Villiers excited about “new signing” ahead of IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE; check it out here on insidesport.co

IPL 2021: RCB’s AB de Villiers: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman AB De Villiers on Thursday shared a unique pic on social media. The pic shows Virat Kohli with “Apie de Villiers”. In the click, the face of AB De Villiers was replaced by an ape. “Really excited about new singing,” he wrote on Instagram. He will get a chance to showcase his skills during the IPL 2021 Phase 2 that kick starts on September 19.

“In memory of all my friends who calls me Ape de Villiers,” he added a comment to the post.

 

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Since shared, the picture has so far hit over 900,000 likes.

A user commented, “Cutest pic of the season,” while Many others showered heart emojis for the 360-degree batsman.

IPL 2021: RCB’s AB de Villiers excited about “new signing” ahead of IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE

AB de Villiers recently joined the RCB Franchise in UAE. Since then, he has been quite active on social media. He would like to take IPL 2021 Phase 2 by storm by continuing his devasting form during the opening Phase of IPL 2021. He had slammed 207 runs at a strike rate of 164+ in 7 matches besides completing 5000 runs in the IPL.

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Meanwhile, AB De Villiers is having the time of his life with past memory from international cricket. He is currently undergoing a mandatory six days quarantine at the team hotel.

 

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Last week, RCB confirmed that all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season due to an impending finger injury. Akash Deep, a state cricketer from Bengal and net bowler with the franchise, has been named as a replacement.

Ahead of the resumption of Season 14 of the IPL, RCB announced changes to the squad as the team gears up for the action in the UAE this September. RCB head coach Simon Katich has stepped down due to personal reasons and as part of the team’s business continuity plan, Mike Hesson will step in and discharge the duties of Head Coach for this season, in addition to his existing role of Director of Cricket Operations, RCB.

Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanidu Hasaranga will be part of RCB for the second leg of IPL 2021 in UAE. He replaces Adam Zampa. Hasaranga was the player of the series in the recently concluded Sri Lanka-India T20I series taking 7 wickets in 3 matches at an economy rate of 5.58.

Another Sri Lankan, Dushmantha Chameera confirmed his place on the Banglore side. The fast bowler replaces Daniel Sams. Tim David who is no stranger to the T20 format replaced Finn Allen at RCB for the remainder of the season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore resume Season 14 of the IPL on September 20 as they square off against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Here’s the full list of fixtures, venues and match timings of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Match No. Day Date Time (IST) Match Venue
31 Monday 20-Sep-21 07:30 PM KKR vs RCB Abu Dhabi
35 Friday 24-Sep-21 07:30 PM RCB vs CSK Sharjah
39 Sunday 26-Sep-21 07:30 PM RCB vs MI Dubai
43 Wednesday 29-Sep-21 07:30 PM RR vs RCB Dubai
48 Sunday 03-Oct-21 03:30 PM RCB vs PBKS Sharjah
52 Wednesday 06-Oct-21 07:30 PM RCB vs SRH Abu Dhabi
56 Friday 08-Oct-21 07:30 PM RCB vs DC Dubai

 

IPL 2021: RCB’s AB de Villiers excited about “new signing” ahead of IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE

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