AB de Villiers arrived in Chennai to join the RCB bio-bubble ahead of IPL 2021.© Instagram
AB de Villiers has joined the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bio-bubble, the franchise said in an Instagram post on Thursday. RCB led by Virat Kohli will face reigning champions Mumbai Indians in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season opener on April 9. The Bangalore-based franchise, reacting to the arrival of the former South African captain, said: “AB de Villiers has joined the RCB bubble in Chennai.” RCB also mentioned that “the spacecraft has landed”, se referring to De Villiers as an alien.
“INTERNET BREAKDOWN: The spaceship has landed! AB de Villiers has joined the RCB bubble in Chennai,” RCB wrote on Instagram.
The Bangalore-based franchise hit the play-offs last season but were eliminated by SunRisers Hyderabad in the eliminator.
RCB has spent a lot on Glenn Maxwell and New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson at the player auction as they look to win their first IPL title this season.
RCB is one of three teams that have yet to get their hands on the IPL Trophy.
Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab are the other two franchises that have yet to win the franchise-based T20 tournament.
Ahead of the 2021 IPL, captain Virat Kohli had mentioned he would open the heats this season for RCB.
Skipper RCB has already started preparing for the T20 tournament by posting a video of him training on a treadmill, captioning “no days off” as Kohli moved from international cricket to international cricket. ‘IPL.
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