Royal Challengers Bangalore started off extremely poorly at the beginning of this season’s Indian Premier League having lost the first six matches in a row, but now the team has managed to regroup and have won their last six matches.
In their last three matches, they have beaten Kolkata Knight Riders, table topper CSK and Kings XI Punjab. In fact, the confidence is running high in the team and AB de Villiers believes that RCB can still qualify for the IPL playoffs.
In his column for the Times of India, AB said that the main focus of the team is to win their remaining matches.
“We simply need to win our last three matches and then, barring the unexpected, we could yet squeeze through to the knock-out stages,” wrote AB.
“Such an achievement would represent a notable recovery for a team that lost their first six matches, but nobody around our squad is talking about comebacks. Our focus is unequivocally fixed on the match against Delhi Capitals on Sunday,” AB de Villiers further noted.
Gary Kirsten, coach and Virat Kohli set the tone and, as players, we have enjoyed playing without fear. We train and play hard, no doubt, but we have also started to play with smiles on our faces,” he concluded.