Viewers in Bangalore were entertained to the absolute core as Royal Challengers batsman posted a daunting total against the Sunrisers Hyderabad last evening. The most intimidating aspect of the game was undoubtedly the 157 run stand between Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers. The world’s two most fearsome batsmen simply ravaged into the helpless Sunrisers bowlers to decimate the men from Hyderabad.

Their partnership was simply exceptional as the duo seemed to be unstoppable before a special yorker from Bhuvneshwar Kumar ended Virat Kohli’s brilliance. Post the game, VVS Laxman, mentor of the Sunrisers Hyderabad admitted that the partnership between Kohli and De Villiers was simply “magical” and that pretty much blew the Sunrisers away.

“It was magic,” Laxman said. “It is amazing to see the way Virat continues to score so consistently for whichever team he plays and whatever position he bats at. It is great to see the kind of level he has taken his T20 batting to; he is one of the most exciting batsmen in world cricket. His consistency and adaptability are phenomenal.”

Laxman stated that AB De Villiers coming back to form was an ideal news for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, as the South African had a poor outing in the ICC World T20. “From RCB’s point of view, it was good to see AB de Villiers perform like that. He didn’t have a great World Twenty20 and he must be disappointed that South Africa, despite being one of the strongest teams in the tournament, didn’t qualify for the knockout stage. I am sure he wants to make it count in this IPL and this was a great start for him,” Laxman said.

After Kohli and De Villiers, Laxman praised youngster Sarfaraz Khan for his cameo knock which propelled the Royal Challengers. “I am very impressed with him. He is a young boy but the kind of confidence he shows and his body language are really good to see. It bodes very well for Indian cricket to see such youngsters do well against international bowlers at this level. Some of the shots that he played were mind-boggling.”

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