AB de Villiers shares his thought about IPL 2021
Author : Arti Sharma | Published On : 28 Apr 2021
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) star player AB de Villiers has recently said that the lack of home advantage for every team in the IPL 2021 will balance out the competition amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, this season of the IPL has been taking place in only six venues across India.
Unlike every other season, this season will not have the home-away situation and all the matches will be played at neutral venues as well. Like, RCB will play all their matches outside Bangalore. Meanwhile, the playoffs will take place in Ahmedabad, which makes sure that no team gets any sort of home advantage at any stage of the tournament as well. In a recent interview, AB de Villiers opened up on this factor and how it balances the odds for the teams as well.
“I think it balances out the tournament. It is the same for every team, no one has home games and it really puts emphasis on adapting to different conditions. Every game you play, conditions will be different. The wickets will get older, you will play a different team on the same ground, it is interesting but it is the same for everyone,” AB de Villiers can be seen saying during a video posted on the RCB’s official Twitter handle.
He again said that he doesn’t know how he will react if he wins the tournament. Notably, Royal Challengers Bangalore have never won the title despite being played the finals for a few times. However, Bangalore-based franchise has started their campaign in the 2021 edition of the cash-rich league nicely by winning nearly all their matches so far as well.
“You want to win the trophy, I would love to win the IPL, I do not know how we will react if we win the trophy one day,” the RCB player concluded.