AB de Villiers believes Kohli’s record of 4 IPL tons won’t be broken soon
AB de Villiers, Steve Smith and Quinton de Kock had one century each in the last edition as against Kohli's tally of 4 tons.
Published - Apr 4, 2017 12:03 pm | Updated - Apr 4, 2017 12:20 pm
The Royal Challengers Bangalore has arguably the best batting line up in the Indian Premier League. They boast of two of the best batsmen in world cricket at the moment – Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. In addition to these two, they have the services of the best T20 player in the world – Chris Gayle. Add a certain Shane Watson to it and you have a perfect plate ready for fireworks.
All players share great camaraderie among themselves and have immense respect for one another. Talking specifically about AB de Villiers and Kohli, both players have never missed an opportunity to shower praises on one another. Recently, AB was at it yet again when he rightly gave his insight on Kohli’s run riot record of IPL 2016. The social media handle of CricTracker had posted a picture of Virat Kohli and noted the remarkable feat of the star Indian batsman scoring 4 tons in the previous edition of the tournament.
In a startling comparison, the big names of AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock and Steve Smith had only one century each in the last edition. Well, by the look of things, it appears that the record will not be broken anytime soon.
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) April 2, 2017
ABD was quick to reply to the tweet by CricTracker and rightly quoted that this record won’t be altered. He wrote, “This record won’t be broken soon. Believe me”.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) April 4, 2017
Virat Kohli had a supreme run of form in the IPL last year and had emerged as the leading run getter of the tournament. He scored 973 runs with four tons to his name – two of which came against the Gujarat Lions. AB was not far behind either and had a majestic ton to his name as well.
Both batsmen had been the mainstays of the batting for the RCB camp. Sadly though, this time both players are injured and are likely to miss the first few games of the season. RCB will play Sunrisers Hyderabad in the season opener on April 5.