AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, IPL 2018, RCB
AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli © AFP

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have won two of their five games in Vivo IPL 2018. Addressing to the media, AB de Villiers today said Virat Kohli has been fantastic as captain of RCB, proving his mettle time and again under difficult circumstances.

“The true judge of a good captain is when you don’t perform well and still do a good job while leading a side. He has come through with flying colours when it comes to that. He has been a fantastic captain for us,” de Villiers told media at an event here.

De Villiers have been in good touch this season so far scoring 212 runs in five matches. He later admitted that he and Kohli don’t feel the extra pressure at hard times.

“It is normal to feel pressure because we are international players. However, I don’t feel extra pressure, I don’t think Virat feels it either. We have a team of match-winners and it is up to us to share the load.”

The South African run machine said won’t be surprised if a couple of youngsters come through with flying colours in the ongoing IPL.

“In the last five years or so I have seen a lot of talent coming through. I see youngsters playing without any fear so I won’t be surprised if a couple of players come through.

“I won’t say that only the experienced players are performing. We’re not even halfway through yet, so there is a lot of time for the youngsters to do well,” he said.