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IPL 2021: “I am as young as ever!” – AB de Villiers looking forward to another season with RCB

AB de Villiers can’t wait to get going with Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021. The South African ace claimed he feels as young as ever after some intense coaching classes over the previous few months.

The 37-year-old has featured in each IPL season since its inception in 2008. AB de Villiers made the feedback throughout an look on RCB’s Bold Diaries after he got here out to follow on April 7.

“I had a pleasant few coaching classes, a number of health, a number of fitness center work. I really feel prepared and I am as young as ever so looking forward to it,” claimed de Villiers.

AB de Villiers landed in India on April 1 and has been in resort quarantine ever since. The star batsman got here out of quarantine on Thursday and took half in a coaching session with the remainder of the squad. AB de Villiers was RCB’s third-highest run-getter with 454 runs final season, and can as soon as once more don the finisher’s function for the aspect.

He was glad with how his first coaching session went, however AB de Villiers admitted there have been few issues he wanted to get proper earlier than the primary recreation in opposition to Mumbai Indians.

“We have spent a lot of time in the room in the last week and before that, we were travelling. It was quite intense coming out. I hit the floor running and gave it my absolute best. Had a lot of fun out here tonight and I was hitting the ball okay. Not a 100% so I will come back tomorrow for a bit more,” mirrored de Villiers.

IPL 2021 shall be AB de Villiers’ eleventh season with RCB, and he admitted to having fun with his return.

“It is very enjoyable to just be here. I am very excited to play another IPL with the RCB boys and just going to have a lot of fun this year,” mentioned de Villiers.

AB de Villiers reveals how he prepped for IPL 2021

AB de Villiers final took to the sector in IPL 2020, and the explosive batsman has not performed a recreation for the reason that Eliminator loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad. Discussing his coaching routine for this yr’s version, AB de Villiers disclosed he has been coaching each indoors and open air to get himself up to velocity.

“Yeah, I have quite a few sessions for the last six weeks. Quite a few outdoors and indoors. I mixed it up nicely. When I wanted to work on shots I would go indoors and if I wanted to have a feel for the outdoors with the nibbling around a bit I would spend an hour or so in the outdoors,” concluded AB de Villiers.

Despite the arrival of gamers like Kyle Jamieson and Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers remains to be RCB’s marquee abroad star. The 37-year-old was seen practising wicket-keeping on his first day again in coaching, and AB de Villiers may as soon as once more don the gloves for RCB in IPL 2021.

Published 08 Apr 2021, 12:30 IST

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