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IPL 2021: “Only AB De Villiers Can Take On Someone Like Jasprit Bumrah” – Gautam Gambhir

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The second phase of the Indian Premier League is all set to kickstart on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates. The Royal Challengers Bangalore who are third on the points table are one of the strong contenders to win the championship this year.

Former India cricketer, Gautam Gambhir feels that the likes of AB De Villiers and Glenn Maxwell provide cushion to the Virat Kohli-led side. In a discussion on Star Sports, Gambhir was all praise for the three-sixty degree hitter AB De Villiers. He said,

“He’s (Virat) got people like AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell, which is a huge cushion to have. Even if it’s not Maxwell, AB is a massive cushion because there is only one person who can take on someone like Jasprit Bumrah and it was AB de Villiers. I have not seen anyone else who has done that consistently against Bumrah, but AB is a freak.”

Year after year if you don’t win IPL title, pressure keeps on increasing: Gautam Gambhir

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Gautam Gambhir also stressed that a lot of pressure is on the senior duo of Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers. He added that the pressure keeps increasing year after year, as they have not won an IPL title yet. Gautam Gambhir said,

“But yes obviously, from Virat’s standard they would want to go out and dominate the opposition, especially in the IPL. There’s international cricket where you’ve got 5 or 6 top international bowlers, you don’t have that in the IPL.”

“You probably get 2 or 3 international bowlers and then you’ve got domestic bowlers as well, whom you could dominate. So, probably there’s a lot of pressure on Virat and AB as well, which could be one of the reasons and year after year if you don’t win that title the pressure keeps on increasing as well,” he added.

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