De Villiers hopeful of breaking RCB's IPL hoodoo

Royal Challengers Bangalore is yet to win the Indian Premier League title.

Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman A.B. de Villiers during a match against Delhi Daredevils.   -  K. Murali Kumar

Royal Challenger Bangalore's AB de Villiers on Tuesday played down the bowling concerns of his side ahead of the Indian Premier League match against Chennai Super Kings.

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“At the end of the day, what it comes down to is the kind of wickets. I guess we made a much better bowling performance in the last game than what we had started out with. Our bowlers have committed a few small mistakes of bowling a couple of no balls and wides, but would like to rectify them in next game,” he said.

On playing three games at home, de Villiers said the team would try to win them all.

“They say that if you make your home ground your fortress in the season, you normally tend to win. We know it is important to do well at home. We have already had a bad last year, but we had a couple of good wins as well,” he said.

“So, over the next few games that we will play here, we will keep doing that. It is important for us to make sure that if we get to maintain that at home, sometimes you surprise yourself in the run,” he added.

On RCB’s trophy drought, de Villiers said, “I was not here for the first three years. I don’t know what they were doing then. For the last three seasons, we’ve been trying our best. Even in this season, we’ve got a few new faces. So, hopefully we have got that special one to win this season.”