Daniel Vettori, who is the former captain of New Zealand’s cricket team and present coach of IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore, said on Thursday that AB de Villiers will be captaining the team RCB in this season of Indian Premier League if Virat Kohli fails to recover ahead of the tournament.
India’s Test cricket team’s captain received an injury to his shoulder while diving to catch the ball in Ranchi Test match against Australia. The right handed cricketer had to miss the fourth Test match due to this injury as he was advised bed rest by the medical officials and doctors.
While interacting with media in Bangalore, Daniel said that Virat Kohli would be replaced by none other the former south African skipper AB de Villiers if Kohli wouldn’t manage to recover from his injury. Yet there five days to go as 2017’s Indian Premier League is about to commence on 5th April this year.
No official announcement on AB de Villier’s appointment at the position of RCB’s captain has come out yet. Team coach and mentors are having discussion with the doctors and are soon going to reveal their final decision over Virat’s confirmation of playing the tournament.
Popularly known as a powerful hitter-batsman, AB de Villiers is RCB’s key player who plays as a batsman at 2nd position. He has led South African team for a long time and has also showcased awesome performance in the previous season of Indian Premier League.