AB de Villiers, the great legendary South African batsman, have praised the Indian skipper and Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Virat Kohli and termed him as a “great guy and a great captain”.
VIVO IPL 2018: Virat is a great guy and I love playing alongside him: AB de Villiers
Both Kohli and De Villiers are currently playing for the IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League.
When De Villiers was asked about his connection and equation with the Bangalore captain Kohli, he replied, “Fantastic. He’s (Virat) a great guy and I love playing with him. He’s become a great captain and an even better friend. So it’s been great. He’s always been an inspirational character and we have a few leaders in the team that carry the guys in the tough time. We just want to look ahead and try to get better.”
De Villiers was seen in the launch event of Mont Blanc pens’ newest edition, the Le Petit Price collection. Mr. 360, as De Villiers is popularly known, is the brand ambassador of the company.
When he was asked about his performance in the previous match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, De Villiers said, “No I am batting very well. I am very very happy. Rashid got me out previously. We haven’t played a lot against each other but he bowled well and he’s a very good bowler. I have a lot of respect for him.”
Currently the Royal Challengers are not in a good position in the league as they have won just three of their 10 games and are currently in the 7th position, just ahead of Delhi Daredevils on net run rate.
De Villiers also commented on his team’s performance and said that he wants the team to focus on the next games rather thinking about the past.
“No we haven’t played well. It’s been very disappointing but four games are left and I would love to not live in the past much and focus on what’s coming that is Delhi (against Delhi Daredevils), so we need to win that game and hopefully have a bit of our run by the end of the season,” concluded De Villiers.