AB de Villiers praises skipper Virat Kohli for helping him during his struggle against Delhi Daredevils
The duo were instrumental in the victory over the Delhi Daredevils.
Updated - May 14, 2018 2:53 pm
Indian Premier League has been a great platform where we witness some top-class players compete as well play together to win the games for their respective franchise. Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have been playing together for a while with the same side. The two do not miss out praising each other at any opportunity and one can understand how they respect each other.
The mutual understanding between the two was at the display the other day when the Kohli-led side was chasing a total of 181 runs against the Delhi Daredevils. The two found themselves in the middle, together in the third over of the game after the loss of openers, Parthiv Patel and Moeen Ali.
The duo notched up yet another 100+ partnership, eventually helping the side win the game and stay in the race of the playoffs. Kohli had praised South Africa on Twitter where he had added a picture and added that it is always special batting the De Villiers.
Struggled early on against Delhi: De Villiers
The Protea in a column written for the Indian daily, Times of India has praised his RCB skipper for helping him during the early stage of his innings where De Villiers suggested that he was struggling. “I battled at first, struggling to find my timing; it has been hard to regain my rhythm after falling ill and missing a couple of matches, but it was great to see Virat driving the ball for six over extra cover and then whipping another maximum over mid-wicket,” wrote the 34-year old South African in the column.
De Villiers termed Kohli a skilful and determined player. The South African suggested that Kohli’s innings helped him get back into the game. “He is so skilful and determined, a force of nature at the crease, and, ball by ball, he helped me get back into the game until I could start to make a contribution, playing my part as we reached our target with an over to spare,” said De Villiers who remained till the end, winning the game with a six.