AB de Villiers recently opened up on his stint with IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and reflected on his IPL career while talking to RCB Podcast .
He said the IPL has been life changing experience for him. ABD played 184 IPL matches, scored 5162 runs at an average of 39.70 and strike rate of 151.68 with three centuries and 40 half-centuries. AB de Villiers retired from all forms of cricket later last year making IPL 2021 his last IPL season.
Speaking on the bond with the RCB, AB de Villiers said, “RCB to me is family. I mean it has been a life-changing 10-11 years to me. Like any other family, there are ups and downs. There are beautiful, there are amazing rides; there’s a bit of everything.”
“There are good relationships and then there are those which go sour and that is all part of the fun. I look back with no regrets. I think back on my career at RCB as the most amazing years of my life,”
While talking about his relationship with India, AB de Villiers said, “I have had the privilege of experiencing IPL cricket, the Indian crowd, and the Indian way of doing things for the last 15 years. Obviously growing up in India would have been interesting. Maybe I would have never played for India, who knows. It is tough to make it to the Indian team; you have to be a special player.”