Former Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir has identified that the previous South African batsman AB de Villiers is the one batsman within the IPL who can tackle the likes of Mumbai Indians’ pacer Jasprit Bumrah.
The Protean may need retired from worldwide cricket however he continues to be probably the greatest within the enterprise. The vary of photographs de Villiers possesses is sort of unparalleled. Within the first leg of the IPL 2021, he took the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to victory a few instances.
The South African seems in full movement regardless of enjoying cricket after lengthy breaks. Talking concerning the worth of AB de Villiers, Gautam Gambhir claimed he can take the assault to India’s premier tempo Jasprit Bumrah.
“He’s (Virat) bought individuals like AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell, which is a big cushion to have. Even when it’s not Maxwell, AB is an enormous cushion as a result of there is just one one who can tackle somebody like Jasprit Bumrah and it was AB de Villiers. I’ve not seen anybody else who has executed that constantly towards Bumrah, however AB is a freak,” Gambhir mentioned on Sony Sports activities Community.
“There’s loads of strain on Virat and AB as nicely” – Gautam Gambhir on RCB successful maiden IPL trophy
RCB is but to win the marquee match regardless of having two of the best modern batsmen of their ranks. A lot of it boils right down to their weak bowling assault through the years. This time round, they’ve fastened just a few of the woes with the pick-up of Kiwi pacer Kyle Jamieson.
They’ve additionally roped in Glenn Maxwell who has carried out like his standard self. He’s the highest scorer for the Bangalore franchise. Maxwell has managed to take the strain off of each Virat and de Villiers.
“From Virat’s normal, they might need to exit and dominate the opposition, particularly within the IPL. There’s worldwide cricket the place you’ve bought 5 or 6 prime worldwide bowlers, you don’t have that within the IPL.”
“You most likely get 2 or 3 worldwide bowlers and you then’ve bought home bowlers as nicely, whom you would dominate. So, most likely there’s loads of strain on Virat and AB as nicely. And 12 months after 12 months, should you don’t win that title the strain retains on growing as nicely,” Gambhir added.
The 14th season of the IPL 2021 will resume on September 19. The rest of the matches can be performed throughout three venues within the UAE. RCB begins its marketing campaign with a recreation towards Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on September 20.