Royal Challengers Bangalore superstar AB de Villiers has started preparing for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which will commence on April 9. The Royal Challengers will begin their campaign on the opening day of the tournament against defending champions Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Virat Kohli & Co are one of the few franchises, who are yet to win the illustrious trophy. As a result, they will be desperate to win the trophy and give their loyal fans something to cheer about. In a bid to do so, AB de Villiers has begun his training in South Africa before landing in India for the mega tournament.
AB de Villiers begins preparation for IPL 2021
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, De Villiers was seen destroying an Apple iPhone with his booming drive during a net session. Sharing a small video from Pretoria, the former South African batsman became the talk of the town by knocking out the smartphone which was placed for recording his latest training session.
“Iphone out!,” de Villiers kept things short while sharing his post. The video was watched by over 10 lakhs people and was shared by millions on various social media platforms.
Watch the video here:
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore were one of the most active teams during the IPL 2021 auction on February 18. They have added Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell to their ranks to strengthen their batting unit alongside skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. They have also roped in highly-rated New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson along with veteran all-rounder from Australia Dan Christian.
In a bad news, young Aussie wicket-keeper batsman Josh Phillipe has pulled himself out of IPL 2021. The Royal Challengers have replaced him with New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman Finn Allen. He has featured in 12 first-class games for New Zealand and scored three half-centuries.