Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli showered praises on his teammate AB de Villiers after registering a thumping victory against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday. The Bangalore-based franchise beat KKR convincingly by 82 runs to grab the third spot at the Points Table.
Kohli was not seen in his usual batting flair during his knock of 33* during the game. In the post-match presentation ceremony, Kohli admitted that except de Villiers, every batsman struggled on this pitch. He even went on to call the South African a ‘superhuman’.
“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 said after the match.
He Continued: “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.”
Tremendous victory for us: Skipper Kohli
Virat Kohli appreciated the efforts of his entire team after the match. He said that their bowling looks a lot more potent now, and it’s a great win against such a strong side. Kohli revealed that Morris’ inclusion adds the much-needed balance to their bowling unit in IPL 2020.
“It is a tremendous win against a very strong side. Heading into a busy week for us, it was important to start 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 concluded.