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AB de Villiers to miss clash against Gujarat Lions

AB de Villiers missed the opening two games as well
AB de Villiers missed the opening two games as well
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South Africa captain AB de Villiers has been ruled out of Royal Challengers Bangalore's ongoing Indian Premier League clash against Gujarat Lions due to a recurring back injury.

The 33-year-old already missed the opening two games of the tournament with the same injury and his absence will further hamper Bangalore's chances as they are languishing at the bottom of the table with four defeats from five games.

De Villiers confirmed the news in his social media platform Twitter.

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

In the ongoing tournament, de Villiers has scored knocks of unbeaten 89, 19 and 29.

Gujarat Lions won the toss and decided to field first in the encounter with de Villiers' place taken by Travis Head for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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