Royal Challengers main stay AB De Villiers has been injured ahead of IPL 10, as per latest reports. AB pulled out of the final of the Momentum One Day Cup—domestic 50-overs meet due to back pain.
The extent of De Villiers’ injury has not been confirmed by either the player or the cricket board. It may well be the case that De Villiers is preserving himself for the million dollar league and didn’t risk himself by appearing for the Titans in the final against Warriors played at the Super Sport Park in Centurion.
RCB team management will hope that their talismanic batsman recovers in time to lead their side. If that is not the case then it will be a big blow for the Bangalore franchise who have already lost Virat Kohli and KL Rahul due to injury.
AB De Villiers has been given the charge to lead the Bangalore-based IPL franchise in the absence of Virat Kohli. If he misses out, RCB management will have a lot to ponder on the team combination and captain.