Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have been Royal Challengers Bangalore‘s (RCB) batting mainstays for ages now. The Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers connection is not restricted only within the cricket grounds. Plying their trade together for the Challengers since 2011, the duo shares a delightful friendship that has helped them achieve unprecedented results between the 22 yards.
The pair have enjoyed some breathtaking moments, which included the classy 229-run partnership against Gujarat Lions in 2016. They have also stitched numerous century stands in the IPL across the years and are truly a delight to watch for the fans. In total, Kohli and de Villiers have scored over 5000 runs batting together in the IPL.
Over the years, their connection has grown stronger and are nothing short of brothers off the field. Let us take a look at some pictures when the iconic duo resembled each other on a field of cricket. we have curated for you a string of pictures where you see uncanny resemblance between two of the great of the game.
In Pics: The Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers connection
AB de Villiers is often hailed as Mr. 360 for his ability to play shots all around the ground. It seems like Virat Kohli ahs picked the Protea legend’s mannerism with the bat in his time with de Villiers.
Here is another instance from India’s recent tour of Australia, where Kohli can be seen playing an identical shot to that of de Villiers.
The passion for the game runs strong in both these premier batsmen and it can be clearly seen by the way they give it their best every time they step out on the field. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers unique ability to succeed across formats is one to behold. And apparently, the RCB teammates have very identical celebrations as well.
Virat Kohli’s cover drive is one to behold and de Villiers is not much behind the Indian skipper when it comes to gorgeous shots. Both the batsmen posses some wonderful shots in the arsenal and have won millions of hearts showcassing them throughout their careers.
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The duo is a fan favourite and they never disappoint them. Both Kohli and de Villiers are grateful for the support they enjoy and they do not forget to give some of the love whenever possible.
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers belong to the best in the game and it is no surprise that throughout the course of their career, they have been bestowed with numerous rewards. We couldn’t help but notice the resemblance of the iconic duo when they received their maiden ICC awards which were two years apart.
While AB de Villiers’ “superman” catch in the IPL is well known, Virat Kohli is not far behind when it comes to feilding. Barring the catch you see in the picture, Kohli has produced many spectacular catches over the years t establish himself as one of the best in the business.
Both Kohli and de Villiers have great sportsmanship over the years and they never fail to praise their teammates when they surpass them with the willow in hand.
The duo has taken up the ball whenever their side them to. Although they are not the best, they didn’t back off from trying something new. In fact, Kohli holds the unique record of taking a wicket on the zeroth ball of the over.
Yet another example of how similar the superstars are as they smile their way through a press conference.
Despite being iconic players, they have failed to lead their sides to the summit of ICC tournaments on numerous occasions. We leave with these heartbreaking pictures of two legends who despite giving their best failed to lead their sides to glory when it mattered the most.