IPL 2020

Virat Kohli Said Something ‘Special’ For AB de Villiers Last Night

Royal Challengers Bangalore is doing excellent in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. After giving back-to-back exceptional performances in IPL 2020, Virat Kohli led side is being touted to be as one of the favorites to win the trophy. And if the team continues to play in a similar way, they might even win their maiden trophy.

Talking about the match last night, Royal Challengers Bangalore remained stunning in every bit of their batting and defeated Kolkata Knight Riders with a huge margin of 82 runs. All the top-order batsmen contributed to post a margin of 94/2 on the board, and the bowlers took the charge to defend the target by collapsing the batting line-up of KKR.

After the match, during the post-match presentation, RCB skipper Virat Kohli was super-thrilled after his team’s victory. He was asked about the performance of his players and he was all praises for his team.

He also praised the exceptional knock played by AB de Villiers. Showering praises on AB, Virat said that only a batsman like AB de Villiers could have performed in slow and sluggish pitch conditions like Sharjah Cricket Ground. He said:

They’ve played good cricket in this IPL. Coming here, it was important to get the right start. Great to see individuals step up when the team requies. Bowling unit, with Morris coming in, looks all the more potent. Very happy. At the toss the pitch didn’t have the usual Sharjah sheen. Knew the wicket was going to get slower and slower. Barring one super-human, everyone struggled on that pitch. Talk was around 165-170.

Preparation was really good. Three week camp helped us. Have clarity of plans. Know exactly what we want to do on the field. All depends on the mindset. It’s very positive. If your bowling unit is strong, you have a great chance of going deep in the tournament. Was unbelievable. I thought I had a few balls under my belt so I’ll start striking. But he came in and hit his third ball nicely. On a pitch like that, only AB can do that. It was a special knock. We got 195 purely because of the genius of that man. Always things you can reflect on and say you can improve on these things. All about taking this momentum forward. Don’t want to be complacent”

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