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IPL 2022: Ab de Villiers, Chris Gayle inducted into the RCB Hall of Fame

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IPL 2022: Ab de Villiers, Chris Gayle inducted into the RCB Hall of Fame

Legendary cricketers Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers have turn into the primary two gamers to be inducted into the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Hall of Fame.

Former RCB skipper Virat Kohli made the announcement concerning the inductions of his two expensive mates.

“AB has truly changed the game of cricket with his innovation, brilliance, and sportsmanship which truly defines the RCB Play Bold philosophy,” Kohli stated in an announcement posted on the franchise’s web site.

“It’s truly special for me to be doing this for both of you. We saw videos of how you have changed the way the IPL has been played over the years. Two people who have had a huge impact in IPL being where it is today; and RCB being where it is today,” he added.

While South African nice de Villiers had been an integral a part of RCB from 2011 to 2021, dashing left-handed batter Gayle from West Indies was with the franchise for six years.

Introducing the #RCB Hall of Fame: Match winners, Legends, Superstars, Heroes – you’ll be able to go on and on about @ABdeVilliers17 and @henrygayle, two people who’re liable for taking IPL to the place it’s at the moment. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2022 #ನಮ್ಮRCB #RCBHallOfFame pic.twitter.com/r7VUkxqEzP

— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 17, 2022

De Villiers, who had joined the induction nearly, gave an emotional message to everybody within the workforce camp.

“To the RCB boys sitting there, what an amazing privilege. Quite emotional to be honest,” he stated.

“Virat, thanks for the type phrases. Mike (Hesson), Nikhil, everybody from the franchise who set this up, it’s a very particular contact. We had some wonderful occasions collectively as a workforce, and the solar has moved on for Chris and I now, however we’re nonetheless very a lot a part of the household and can all the time be.

Their numbers within the Red and Gold not solely proves how they introduced the #PlayBold philosophy of #RCB to life, however in addition they present how these legends channelled the #ChallengerSpirit each time they took the sector. 🔝🔥#WeAreChallengers #IPL2022 #Mission2022 #ನಮ್ಮRCB #RCBHallOfFame pic.twitter.com/V9DqKfh3Hl

— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 17, 2022

“So yes, thank you very much for the very special touch. Faf and the guys sitting there, Virat and the guys that know me really well for many years know how special stuff like this is to me. You guys know how much of an amazing journey I had during the IPL, especially with my RCB family, and how it changed my life. So, huge privilege to be part of this. I don’t have enough words to thank you for this touch.”

West Indies batting stalwart Gayle, who has performed for RCB from 2011 to 2017, stated: “I wish to thank the RCB household for the chance, for the whole lot. It’s been actually particular to me as nicely. And to be inducted is one thing improbable, and I’ll all the time maintain RCB near my coronary heart.

“I share a lot of memories with some special players, some special coaches as well. It’s been really, really fantastic. And to Virat, thank you for the kind words as well, fantastic sharing the dressing room with you guys as well.”