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IPL 2021: It is very special for me to get that reception and welcome when I arrive in India: AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers has paid tribute to Indian cricket followers, admitting he cherishes the love and help he will get in the nation. The South African conceded the shortage of followers in the stadiums isn’t a super state of affairs, contemplating how they’ve handled him over time.

AB de Villiers is collaborating in his 14th IPL season and eleventh with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The 37-year-old spoke to the media forward of the season opener, the place he was requested to handle his cult standing as an RCB famous person.

“It is very humbling. It is very special for me to get that certain kind of reception and welcome when I arrive in India. I like coming over here, my family is here as well this time around. All three kids joining me here So there is an extra special feeling this time around,” claimed De Villiers.

IPL 2021 can be the primary time groups play in India with out crowds. The COVID-19 pandemic means gamers would have to make do with empty stadiums, and AB de Villiers admitted the scenario isn’t ideally suited contemplating his advancing profession.

However, AB de Villiers was comfortable to get going with RCB, promising to enthrall followers everywhere in the globe with their performances this season.

“I am going to miss the crowds. I am not getting any younger so hopefully, we will have the crowds back very soon. But I am just looking forward to getting out there, play some good cricket, enjoy the company of my teammates and go those extra few steps and all the way. It is a long road ahead, but we are going to have a lot of fun and hopefully entertain the Indian public and the people around the globe,” mirrored De Villiers.

AB de Villiers excited to play with Glenn Maxwell

With a brand new famous person in their ranks in the type of Glenn Maxwell, many are curious to see how the explosive all-rounder fares along with his new workforce.

AB de Villiers is doubtless to bat loads with Glenn Maxwell this season, contemplating the duo might be a part of RCB’s middle-order.

The South African admitted he is trying ahead to pairing up with the swashbuckling Australian.

“There is a bunch of talented players that have come in. I am very excited to play alongside some guys like Maxi (Maxwell) who I have followed for quite a few years,” acknowledged Maxwell.

AB de Villiers had a stellar season final 12 months, the place he carried out each with the bat and behind the stumps. It is unclear whether or not he’ll don the gloves this season, however one can anticipate him to be at his belligerent greatest as soon as once more in 2021.

Published 08 Apr 2021, 18:18 IST

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