Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)'s wicket-keeper batsman AB de Villiers has hit the nets to prepare for the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). The former South African skipper shared a video on Instagram to reveal this news to his fans. Read more - Women's Cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy dances to viral Vaathi Coming from Master
In the video, de Villiers can be seen batting in the indoor nets at a facility in South Africa's capital Pretoria, a city where he currently resides. On the first ball itself, AB de Villiers timed the length ball beautifully to sent it past the bowler. Since he is looking in solid form, one can expect a lot of fireworks from the 37-year-old RCBian.
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Recording the video from his iPhone, de Villiers drived the ball straight, but it hit and dislodged his iPhone. He wrote in the caption, "Iphone out! @iplt20 prep with Cricket guru @bennie.bester.10 and @krugervanwyk . Thanks manne."
Meanwhile, the BCCI has announced that the entire IPL will be played across six venues in the country. Moreover, no teams will be playing any matches at their home ground. The first leg of the tournament will be played in Mumbai and Chennai, followed by the second quarter in Delhi and Ahmedabad. The third leg will be played in Bangalore and Ahmedabad.
The newly-built Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will also host the playoffs and the grand final on May 30th.
Here's the full IPL schedule:
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The season will kickstart on 9th April in Chennai and the final will take place on May 30th at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
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