[caption id="attachment_703558" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-703558" alt="AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/000_B59DG.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india" target="_blank">India</a> started off the year 2018 on a forgettable note losing the three-match Test series by 1-2. Yet, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a> held his head high topping the Tests and ODIs run-scorers list. He scored 286 runs from 6 matches at 47.67 in Tests. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ab-de-villiers" target="_blank">AB de Villiers</a> followed the Indian skipper scoring 211 runs from 35.17. In ODIs, Kohli piled on as many as 558 runs at 186 with strike rate of 99.47. <p></p> <p></p>India responded to the 1-2 Test series loss with 5-1 win over <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/south-africa" target="_blank">South Africa</a> in the ODIs. Kohli revealed the secret of his success in the South Africa tour. He credited his <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/royal-challengers-bangalore" target="_blank">Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)</a> teammate for the same. Here is how: <p></p> <p></p>"I actually learnt something from him in the recent Test series that we played. I made that adjustment to my game, which I haven t told him about yet. I used to tap my bat right at the end before playing a ball which worked for me in the shorter format where the ball was not moving that much. But then I saw him playing Bumrah and ball beating him but the ball won t hit him because he was so correct with what he was doing. And then I wondered as to why I was edging the ball. I then went back and analysed and saw how still his head was. I then stopped tapping the bat and it made my head more still and I started scoring runs in the Test after that," he told <em>NDTV</em>. <p></p> <p></p>India had also won the three-match T20I series by 2-1 against South Africa. Today, de Villiers and Kohli share a great rapport on and off the field for RCB in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ipl-2018" target="_blank">VIVO IPL 2018</a>. <p></p> <p></p>They have managed to rescue RCB from ruins in 2018 IPL thus far. Even RCB's fielding coach termed Kohli, de Villiers the Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer of cricket. <p></p> <p></p>Where de Villiers' fifty handed RCB their only win in the 2018 IPL, Kohli's unbeaten 92 against Mumbai Indians (MI) while chasing 214 was the only highlight from RCB's innings.