Hours before the crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Gujarat Lions (GL), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) star batsman AB de Villiers has pulled out of the fixture because of an injury.
Last year's runners-up Bangalore, who have some quality international players, are struggling in this edition mostly due to injuries. KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan pulled out at the start of the league and Virat Kohli and AB also joined the team after the first few matches, after recovering from their ailments.
AB in fact missed RCB's first two games and then scored 89 in his first match. Since then though, he’s managed scores of just 19 and 29.
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"Disappointed to be missing the match tonight for RCB, due to injury. Good luck to @imVkohli and the team. Lets go @RCBTweets !!" de Villiers wrote on his Twitter handle.
The RCB are currently languishing at the bottom of the IPL points table with a solitary win from their five outings.