It is a cricket lover’s delight when two icons of the modern day cricket, AB de Villers and Virat Kohli, come out to play together for their Indian Premier League (IPL) team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and in this ninth season of the tournament, the duo has been in a terrific form. The two understand each other’s game very well and that led to a 229-run partnership in their match against Gujarat Lions (GL) at M Chinnaswamy, Bangalore. As the duo set a record-breaking partnership in the Twenty20 (T20) format of the game, Kohli, went on to describe de Villiers as ‘a freak’ ! FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016, Match 48 at Kolkata

Talking about his knock in a video posted by Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kohli said, “I have surprised myself a bit. Good win. That’s all I am worried about, not the hundreds or the runs. Feeling grateful again. Last year [2015] we had a double century partnership, but today it was unbelievable. That guy is a freak!”

While de Villiers was heard to be ‘delighted’ after the win. Chris Gayle, who has not been in his usual hard-hitting form so far in the season, was also seen praising the ‘superb AB-Kohli’ pair as well as ‘C Jordan’, who bowled brilliantly in the game.

Batting first in the match, RCB put up a massive total of 248, thanks to the individual centuries by Kohli and de Villiers. Gayle could do no justice coming out to open while Shane Watson remained out of the last ball for a duck. Chasing the target, Gujarat Lions were bundled for a paltry 104. While Chris Jordan bagged a 4-for, Yuzvendra Chahal took 3 wickets. Here is the video:

Kohli’s RCB will next face a Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match 48 of IPL 2016 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Monday.