Virat Kohli (L) and AB de Villiers led RCB chase © AFP
Virat Kohli (L) and AB de Villiers led RCB chase © AFP

Virat Kohli has always been open about being a fan of AB de Villiers’ batting. Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Kohli has had the privilege of playing alongside de Villiers. The pair has become a pillar of strength for the franchise, but sadly could not pull off desired results for their franchise in Indian Premier League (2018). In a must-win match against Delhi Daredevils (DD), however, the pair snitched a 118-run stand to help them win.

After the match, Kohli took to Instagram to express his admiration for de Villiers’ batting: “Have always loved batting with this guy. Makes things simpler for the person at the other end. Today was yet another special partnership. Glad to finish on a winning note. #DDvRCB #IPL2018@ABdeVilliers17

Kohli also spoke about de Villiers at the post-match presentation: ”It’s an honour for me to bat with AB. We were looking to finish it with a few more overs to spare to help the net run rate, but the two points are very important.”