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Forward of the sixteenth version of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore have determined to retire the jersey numbers of their former gamers Ab de Villiers (17) and Chris Gayle (333).
The 2 iconic cricketers have served the franchise for an extended time period and have introduced quite a lot of success by taking part in some breathtaking cricket within the cash-rich league. Now, courtesy of their influence and the providers that they’ve rendered to the franchise, the administration has additionally determined to induct them into the RCB Corridor of Fame.
Notably, the Corridor of Fame ceremony will probably be carried out on March 26 on the RCB Unbox ceremony on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. The followers have already began reserving their tickets as a houseful present is anticipated. The staff may also launch their jersey for the upcoming season on the identical very occasion.
In the meantime, the franchise on their Twitter account introduced the choice of retiring Gayle and de Villiers’ jerseys as a tribute to their time at RCB.
Now, final yr when the choice of inducting them to the Corridor of Fame got here into the limelight, former skipper Virat Kohli shared a particular message and thanked them for his or her huge contribution to the franchise.
“AB has really modified the sport of cricket along with his innovation, brilliance, and sportsmanship which really defines the RCB Play Daring philosophy. It is actually particular for me to be doing this for each of you. We noticed movies of how you may have modified the way in which the IPL has been performed over time. Two individuals who have had a big impact in IPL being the place it’s right now; and RCB being the place it’s right now,” Virat stated as quoted by News18.
Notably, de Villiers joined Bangalore in 2011 and scored 4491 runs for them in 156 matches. Gayle then again went unsold within the 2011 IPL mega public sale however RCB later signed him because the season progressed. In his seven years with the franchise, the southpaw smashed 3163 runs with a person better of 175* – which remains to be the very best rating by a participant in IPL historical past.
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