AB played over 150 matches for RCB, scoring over 4500 runs in his decade long career with the franchise.
AB de Villiers is arguably the best T20 batter of all time. The former Proteas skipper gave it all for his country and was always at his best when it came to representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The batter decided to call it quits on international cricket in 2018 but continued to play for the RCB until the 2021 edition of the IPL. However, de Villiers has revealed that it wasn’t due to fitness or his lack of desire but rather an accident at home that curtailed his 10-year career with RCB. While talking with Wisden, de Villiers revealed that the reason behind his leaving RCB was a freak eye injury. “My youngster accidentally kicked me on my eye with his heel. I started really losing vision in the right eye,” the batter said, explaining how he injured his eye.
Despite a near-career-ending injury, AB decided to soldier on and did his best for RCB in the last seasons of the franchise. “When I got the surgery done, the doctor actually asked me, ‘How in the world did you play cricket like this?’. Luckily, my left eye did a decent job for the last two years of my career.” AB de Villiers concluded.