Twitter Reactions: AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli power RCB to mammoth 248

Twitter Reactions: AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli power RCB to mammoth 248

AB de Villiers
Virat Kohli-AB de Villiers. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The duo of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers was the highlight of the show when Royal Challengers Bangalore took on the Gujarat Lions at Bengaluru. Coming to bat after the early dismissal of Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers took very little time to settle at the crease.

Taking special liking to the Gujarat Lions bowler, he bludgeoned the pacers and the spinners alike. He took just 25 balls to reach his half century and took the role of the aggressor. Virat Kohli happily played the second fiddle to the South African who was on absolute carnage mode. In walked Praveen Kumar to bowl the 16th over and AB smacked him for 23 runs in the over and in the process reached his 3rd IPL century and 2nd for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Such brutal was AB’s attack that a 103m six by him went out of the stadium. It was the last ball of the 16th over when he reached his century in just 43 balls. This was the 5th fastest century in the IPL history. AB and Kohli put on 200 run stand for the 2nd wicket in just 90 balls. Nobody had given Kohli a chance to hit a century too, but it turned out be one perfect evening for the RCB batting. Kohli hammered 30 runs including 4 sixes in the penultimate over by Shivil Kaushik to reach 95. It was the final over when Kohli hammered two maximums to bring his century, his third of this season!

Two of the game’s best players played the unstoppable brute force cricket. Kohli was dismissed in the last over on 109 off 55 balls with 5 fours and 8 sixes. AB de Villiers, on the other hand, clobbered 129 off just 52 balls with 10 fours and 12 sixes! The partnership was 229 runs in just 98 balls, the highest ever in T20s! The last 6 overs saw 126 runs coming off them.

Here are some of the best tweets from the match:

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