As India continued to stick with the 4 seamers and a specialist spinner technique for the fourth Test in opposition to England, skipper Virat Kohli had been subjected to sharp criticism by fans for backing Ravindra Jadeja and not choosing Ashwin within the enjoying XI.
However, Kohli’s determination to hold Ashwin on the bench stood vindicated as India registered a memorable 157-run win within the fourth Test at The Oval on Monday, to go 2-1 up within the 5-match collection.
“As “spectators” of Test Cricket, just stop worrying about team selection and other nonsense and start appreciating the competition, passion, skill and patriotism unfolding in front of your eyes. You’re missing a good game!,” de Villiers tweeted.
“Well played India, well Captained @imVkohli and amazing skill and guts from a few individuals. Also well played @root66 & England! Great ad for our beautiful game! Excited for the finale,” he added.
Well performed India, effectively Captained @imVkohli and superb talent and guts from a number of people. Also effectively performed… https://t.co/V9q4AhHFRJ
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) 1630945104000
The 37-yr-previous, who performs for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, arrived within the UAE for the second part of the IPL on Monday.
The profitable league, which was suspended in May due to rising quantity of COVID-19 circumstances in India and throughout the IPL bio bubble, will resume from September 19 within the UAE.
“It’s great to be back, looking forward to seeing everyone again. Some of the guys are in the UK but they’ll be joining us soon. We has a good start to the tournament so we have got a lot of momentum to build on. I’m just looking forward to settle in and seeing everyone again,” de Villiers mentioned in a video posted by RCB.
Bold Diaries: AB de Villiers joins the RCB bio bubble “I feel like a kid again and I can’t wait to play,” says AB… https://t.co/enW560BSFs
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1630985400000
“Been playing around with the guys a bit , I’m also feeling like a young kid ready to go again, very excited to play cricket again.
RCB are currently placed third in the table with 10 points from seven outings. The Kohli-led side will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabu on September 20.
“I’m simply preparing for the IPL, I had a pair of hiccups right here and there, a number of issues that received in the way in which that I had to overcome however I’m making an attempt to get match, hitting some balls and then now for some isolation and then we get going once more,” de Villiers added.