Cricket News: South African legendary batsman and veteran cricketer AB de Villiers said that Virat Kohli has been a fantastic captain for Royal Challengers Bangalore, as he had proved time to time his mettle under difficult circumstances.
When it comes to captaincy, Virat will pass with flying colours, says de Villiers.
Bangalore has not been doing well in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League as they have won just two games from the five matches they have played so far.
AB de Villiers said that captain Kohli has been putting a lot of extra effort and energy to motivate his side in training sessions during these tough times. Mr. 360 also believes that Kohli will score a lot many runs in the remainder of the IPL season.
“The true judge of a good captain is when you don’t perform well and still do a good job while leading a side. He has come through with flying colours when it comes to that. He has been a fantastic captain for us,” de Villiers said to the media.
When he was asked if he and Kohli feels the pressure when the other teammates fail to score, de Villers said, “It is normal to feel pressure because we are international players. However, I don’t feel extra pressure, I don’t think Virat feels it either. We have a team of match-winners and it is up to us to share the load.”
The South African run-machine also said that he will not be surprised if some youngsters become match winners in the ongoing tournament.
“In the last five years or so I have seen a lot of talent coming through. I see youngsters playing without any fear so I won’t be surprised if a couple of players come through.
“I won’t say that only the experienced players are performing. We’re not even halfway through yet, so there is a lot of time for the youngsters to do well,” he said.