Dubai: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) spinner Washington Sundar is heavily influenced by the team’s star player AB de Villiers. Sundar believes that the ability of the South African aggressive batsman to do many things, including wicketkeeping, brings balance to RCB.
De Villiers played the wicketkeeper during RCB’s win against defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI). He had to take wicketkeeping in place of struggling Josh Phillip. De Villiers also hit a half-century in 24 balls, due to which he was chosen as the man of the match. After the match Sundar said that he is wondering if there is any such thing in this world which de Villiers cannot do.
In the context of 36-year-old de Villiers, who has retired from international cricket, Sundar said, ‘Tell me one thing that he cannot do, he does whatever the team needs from him. He is happy to do this and he has been doing this for RCB for years’. He said, ‘This gives a lot of balance and his wicketkeeping also helps the bowlers and is a beneficial situation for the team’.
Sundar said, ‘Saini is doing brilliantly, not only this year but for the last few years. He is very good and he is constantly getting stronger.
He said, ‘When Hardik Pandya and Pollard were at the crease in the super over, then giving just seven runs is fantastic. This shows his passion and how much hunger he has for success, he should be credited.
He said, ‘I came up with a strategy for this match and I am happy that I got this role. I enjoyed bowling in Powerplay. It is a lot of fun when two veteran batsmen are playing and there are only two fielders outside the circle. I am glad that the captain trusts me so much ‘.