Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) registered yet another victory over Kolkata Knight Riders by a whopping 82-run in Sharjah on Monday. Their win came on the back of a stunning performance from none other than AB de Villiers. However, after the win, an elated captain applauded his team.
While RCB registered their fifth win of the season, Virat Kohli believes it will work as a perfect tonic and a confidence-booster for his team for the upcoming games.
“It is a tremendous win against a very strong side. Heading into a busy week for us, it was important to start off well. The bowling unit looks that much more potent with Chris Morris coming back. We were very happy with the total. This pitch was drier. And the day was pleasant so we thought there would be no dew,” Kohli said after the match.
Virat Kohli praised his teammate AB de Villiers, whose unbeaten 73 off just 33 balls with five fours and six sixes helped them put up a decent competitive total of 194 on the board in their allotted 20 overs after batting first. While giving the credit to de Villiers for his knock, Kohli admitted that it wouldn’t be possible without the former South Africa cricketer’s onslaught with the bat.
“Barring one superhuman, every batsman struggled on the pitch. The talk was around getting 165, but we got 195 you know exactly why. It was unbelievable. I thought I had a few balls under my belt, and I might start striking. He just came in and struck the third ball, and said he felt good,” Kohli further added.
“I said you might see a lot of people do what is done in other games, but only AB can do what he did. It was a fabulous knock. We were looking at 160-165, and it was only thanks to his genius that we got to 195. I was happy we could string together a partnership, and mine was the best seat to watch from,” he concluded.
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