The Royal Challengers will be anxiously waiting for some confirmation from South Africa as their star batsman AB De Villiers pulled out of the final of the Momentum One Day cup due to a back injury. (AB De Villiers may miss the IPL due to injury !)
AB was supposed to feature in this final in the build up to his IPL preparations for the RCB. Though extent of AB’s injury is yet to be relieved, people have already started worrying about the possibility that AB might miss at least a part of the IPL.
The South African cricket board had announced the big news just prior to the match. “About to get underway in Centurion. The big team news from either team is that AB de Villiers misses out due to a back injury,” Cricket South Africa announced on Twitter.”
Ravichandran Ashwin, Murali Vijay and KL Rahul will be missing the league owing to injuries, while Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma may miss the first few games as they are recuperating from their own injuries. (AB De Villiers may miss the IPL due to injury !)
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Umesh Yadav and Gujarat Lions’ Ravindra Jadeja are also recovering and would take some time to get back to full fitness.
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Kevin Pietersen, Morne Morkel, Quinton de Kock, Mitchell Marsh, JP Duminy and Mustafizur Rahman are some of the foreign players who will be missing out on the IPL. (AB De Villiers may miss the IPL due to injury !)
With Kohli already out for the fist few games, the Royal Challengers will be hoping that ABD’s injury is not as serious as the initial prognosis and will hope that he will makes it to their opening match of the season.