Chahal had some pearls of wisdom for his RCB teammate AB DE Villiers ahead of an intra-squad match between Team Chahal & Team Kohli.
Chahal who is made as the captain of the team selected De Villiers as an opener batsman & the bowler who scored just six runs from 14 matches last season, taught De Villiers some batting skills by directing him to make sure that the elbow “will go straight” and to “watch the ball till the end.” AB De Villiers grasped the lessons like an obedient student. “I didn’t know I was going to open. I just put my pads on because I wanted to be a good player for my captain – to show him that I am always ready no matter what happens,” said De Villiers on his golden opportunity to be led by Chahal.
Humor apart, the two RCB teams had an intense practice match where the key performers includes De Villiers, Kohli, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel & Washington Sundar were seen in action. The RCB squad is yet to win the IPL title despite of entering the finals for three consecutive years i.e. 2009, 2011 & 2016.
Kohli who is the captain of the RCB squad feels that the squad is the “most balanced” since 2016 when RCB entered the finals. RCB will play the first match of the season against SunRisers Hyderabad on September 21 in the UAE.