IPL 2022: RCB Inducts Legendary Batting Duo Into Hall Of Fame. Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers have been inducted into the Hall of Fame at Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers have a large fan base in India, thanks in large part to their time with the IPL franchise RCB. As a result, it’s no surprise that the team chose these two stars to be the first two inductees into their Hall Of Fame. The franchise’s official Twitter account shared a video on Twitter. In which Mike Hesson, Director of Cricket, and former skipper Virat Kohli induct the batting greats into the Hall of Fame.
Legendary Batting Duo Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers first two inductees into RCB Hall Of Fame
Gayle scored 733 runs in 14 games for RCB during the 2012 season.
Speaking of de Villiers, the right-handed batter was a fan favorite from the start of his time. The Royal Challengers Bangalore and went on to form a formidable partnership with Kohli. The former Proteas captain was a crucial player for RCB over the years, frequently rescuing them from difficult situations.
Virat Kohli paid tribute to de Villiers in an official statement posted on their websit. ” With his innovation, brilliance, and sportsmanship. AB has truly changed the game of cricket, which truly defines the RCB Play Bold philosophy. It’s an honor for me to be doing this for both of you. We saw videos of you changing the way the IPL is played over the years. Two individuals who have had a significant impact on the current state of the IPL and the Royal Challengers Bangalore.”
AB de Villiers virtually joined the induction, Delivered an emotional message to everyone in the RCB camp.
“What an incredible privilege for the RCB boys sitting there. To be honest, it was quite emotional. Thank you for your kind words, Virat. It’s a really special touch, Mike, Nikhil, and everyone from the franchise who set this up. We had some incredible times as a team, and while the sun has set on Chris and me. We are still very much a part of the family and will always be.”
“So, yes, thank you for the very special touch. Faf and the guys sitting there, Virat and the guys who have known me for many years know how special things like this are to me. You all know what an incredible journey I had during the IPL, particularly with my RCB family, and how it changed my life. So it’s a huge honor to be a part of this. “I don’t have enough words to express how grateful I am for this touch,” he said before handing the stage over to Chris Gayle “He went on to say.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, it was announced that there is a plan to present mementos to the two legends at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium next year.