Indian T20 League is one of those leagues that is followed all over India. In this league players from across the world participate in large numbers. 15 editions of this top-tier league have been played so far but still, there are some franchises that have not clinched a title yet, and among those franchises, one is Bangalore side. But now, the South African legend AB de Villiers has given a big statement in support of his former team.
Ex-Bangalore franchise player, De Villiers thinks that his former side is not far away from lifting their maiden Indian T20 League title and if they will lift the title for the first time then they might bag consecutive titles on the trot. The Pretoria-born cricketer has featured in 11 editions of the Indian T20 League for the Bangalore franchise. He played his first game against the Kerela franchise on April 9, 2011.
Ex-South African legend to return to Indian T20 League
“It’s been how many seasons now? Quite a few, 14 or 15 or whatever. So, they would love to break the shackles. I think if the Bangalore franchise wins this one then, they’ll probably win two, three, or four quickly but let’s wait and see what happens, T20 cricket is a bit of a gamble sometimes, anything can happen. Especially knockout games, but hopefully Bangalore’s turn is around the corner,” said the 38-year-old in a video posted by Star Sports.
The former South African megastar is all set to return to Indian T20 League to begin his new journey with his Faf du Plessis-led Bangalore side in the next edition of the Indian T20 League 2023. De Villiers recently visited Bengaluru to discuss his new role with the side and confirmed that he will be present at the venue alongside former Bangalore teammate and explosive Caribbean batter Chris Gayle for the first home game of the forthcoming season.
According to reports, De Villiers will be mentoring the Bangalore franchise for the 2023 edition of the Indian T20 League and he will play a crucial role in the planning and finalizing of the squad in the mini-auction scheduled to take place in December.