Royal Challengers Bangalore are in hunt for a complete new middle-order as their star and the most dependent batter AB de Villers retired from league cricket last year.
RCB have also let go their opener Devdutt Padikkal and many others who were their star performers last season.
In a recent chat with RCB, AB de Villers shared the glimpse of his journey a team that ment as a family to him.
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’re 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,” he said.
“I think back on my career at RCB as the most amazing years of my life. 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,” he added.
RCB finished third last season and they aim to make a desire finish with a top-class team in hand.
The auction for the mega season will held on January 12 and 13.