After a string of low scores in international cricket, Virat Kohli finally returned back to form. He scored an unbeaten 73 and helped his team win the 2nd T20I and get back in the series. In the process, he broke a plethora of records and made some new ones. Virat Kohli scored a duck in the first game and was hugely criticised for being out of form. He was also criticised for benching in-form Rohit Sharma in the first game as well.
Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 73 off 49 balls and hit five fours and three sixes in the process. He added a crucial stand of 93 runs for the second wicket with Ishan Kishan as well. Kohli, after the game, thanked his RCB teammate AB De Villiers and said that he spoke to him before the match.
Virat Kohli Thanks AB De Villiers
“Kept my eye on the ball. The management spoke to me about things. Anushka is here so she also keeps speaking to me about things. And I had a special chat with AB de Villiers before this game and he told me just to watch the ball. So I did” Kohli told Star Sports.
Over the years, the friendship between Kohli and De Villiers at RCB is one of the most memorable and fond memories in the team. The franchise has not won an IPL title so far but Kohli and De Villiers both have said several times that they will not play for any other franchise till they play IPL.
Both have the common goal of winning an IPL title for the franchise and they are backing on the new IPL season to make it happen. RCB reached the playoffs last season but lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the playoffs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore play the IPL 2021 opener against Mumbai Indians in Chennai and the duo will be back in action together.