Just one more day to go to IPL Season 10. Each and every cricket fan in the world and especially in India are eagerly waiting for the T20 tournament to take off. The first match is held between the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
As both the teams fought for the title in the finals last season IPL 9, the tournament is set to kick start with the same teams and both the teams are so confident this year as well. Meanwhile, the key players from RCB i.e. Captain Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, AB de Villiers and Mitchell Starc are suffering from injuries, they are not included in the playing XI for the first match of IPL 10.
RCB Team Suffering From Injury Crisis:
Royal Challengers Bangalore team have been suffering from an injury crisis for the whole preseason now. To add, the players from RCB are ruled out either for the whole campaign or will miss the vital first few weeks of the tournament. Compared to other IPL teams, the preparations aren’t running smoothly for RCB.
One of its youngest stars of the team Sarfaraz Khan, the under-19 star who awed everyone with his superb batting last season got injured during the training on Monday. He injured his leg while training. More bad news followed for the men as their stand-in captain AB de Villiers who has a sour back has also been ruled out of the opening game against the defending champions in Hyderabad.
So, the team will now be playing for a while without Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, AB de Villiers, Mitchell Starc and Sarfaraz Khan. As the situation becoming worse, South African star, AB de Villiers, took to Twitter to let out his frustration. AB de Villiers tweeted saying that he was disappointed to miss the IPL opener and wished the covering captain Shane Watson good luck.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) April 4, 2017
But Gujarat Lions Opener Brendon McCullum trolled de Villiers in a funny way for his tweet. He said RCB team need to include the coach Daniel Vettori to complete the playing XI.
Dodgy back again bro? You fellas almost need to roll out the coach for game 1!?
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) April 4, 2017
We have to wait and see how would de Villiers react for McCullum’s witty tweet. RCB will play Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL opener on April 5, 2017.