Last season in the IPL 2022, RCB batsman AB de Villiers made 313 runs in 15 matches with two fifties and a strike rate of 148.34.
AB de Villiers, the former South Africa captain and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicketkeeper, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL). De Villiers is likely to return to the T20 league in 2022, but in a different position.
Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore will not only name their new captain on Saturday (March 12), but they are also expected to identify De Villiers as a’mentor’ for the club. Kohli reportedly asked De Villiers to join the coaching team as a’mentor’ once the Indian batsman stood down as captain after IPL 2022, according to InsideSport.
Last season, De Villiers scored 313 runs in 15 games, with two fifties and a strike rate of 148.34. De Villiers scored 5,162 runs in 184 games in the IPL, averaging 39.7 with a strike rate of 151.68, including three hundreds and 40 fifties.
De Villiers’ countryman Faf du Plessis is expected to be named as the RCB’s new captain for the IPL 2022 season. The RCB has scheduled a news conference on March 12 at 4 p.m. to discuss the situation.
The team’s fourteenth anniversary will be celebrated on March 12th at the Museum Cross Road on Church Street, according to a tweet from the franchise.
The beginning of a new era of leadership requires a BIG stage. 😎— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 8, 2022
Who is the captain of RCB for #IPL2022? Come find out on 12th March at the #RCBUnbox event on Museum Cross Road, Church Street. 🤩💪🏻#PlayBold #UnboxTheBold #ForOur12thMan pic.twitter.com/HdbA98AdXB
Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Faf du Plessis, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudessai, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gaut