AB de Villiers to Miss RCB Clash Against Gujarat Lions

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 18, 2017, 5:29 PM IST

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New Delhi: There is no end to Royal Challengers Bangalore's injury woes this season as star batsman AB de Villiers is set to miss Tuesday's important clash against the Gujarat Lions.

The South African batsman took to twitter to let his fans and followers know that he will be missing the match due to injury.

Disappointed to be missing the match tonight for RCB, due to injury. Good luck to @imVkohli and the team. Lets go @RCBTweets !!

— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) 18 April 2017

The batsman though has removed the tweet from his account. CricketNext approached the Royal Challengers Bangalore for an official response on the batsman's injury and its nature, but the franchise chose not to comment on the matter.

de Villiers had missed the first two matches of the season, but made a great comeback by scoring 89 not out in his first match back from injury. He scored 19 and 29 in his next two outings and RCB has been on a three-match losing streak.

Virat Kohli is back from injury but he would have wanted his teammate and buddy de Villiers to be around for this encounter againstthe Gujarat Lions at Rajkot. His absence though opens up an overseas play quota for the Royal Challengers and it will be interesting to see whom Kohli opts for, Chris Gayle or Travis Head.

First Published: April 18, 2017, 5:29 PM IST

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