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I'm working hard at the nets, ready for the next matches: AB de Villiers

10 Oct, 2021
I'm working hard at the nets, ready for the next matches: AB de Villiers
10 Oct, 2021 By Editor

Royal Challengers Bangalore are all pumped after a last-ball win against Delhi Capitals in their last league game of IPL 2021. The team is now gearing up for the knockout stage where they first meet Kolkata Knight Riders on 11th October in the eliminator.

AB de Villiers, one of the batting mainstays of the team thinks that the team is getting close to playing their best in the tournament.

"I think we need to do what we are doing and maybe up it a notch. We have been speaking about peaking at the right time. We haven't played our absolute best, but we're getting close. If we can get that twitch in the finals, hopefully, there are good things to come," de Villiers told Star Sports.

AB has not had many opportunities in the tournament so far, thanks to a solid performance from the top order which includes captain Kohli, young Devdutt Padikkal, wicket-keeper KS Bharat, and exuberant Glenn Maxwell.

But the South African assured that he is ready for the coming matches as he has been putting the hard yards in the nets.

“I'm feeling good, haven't had a lot of opportunities so far. I'm hitting the ball well. Had a bit of a slow start today (against DC). Thought they bowled well to me on a deck that wasn't easy to bat on, but I'm striking them well. I'm working hard at the nets and am ready to come for the next matches,” he added further.

RCB have made it to the playoffs for the second consecutive year and would want to go the distance in the UAE, which has been a happy hunting ground for the team.