IPL 2018: It's an Honour For Me to Bat with AB de Villiers - Virat Kohli

IPL 2018: It’s an Honour For Me to Bat with AB de Villiers – Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) gets back to the winning ways to keep them alive in the playoffs’ race while Delhi Daredevils (DD) as a unit is certain to take the final position of the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) points table for the 11th edition of IPL. Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers‘ show orchestrates Royal Challengers chase at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium – to bag those two crucial points for the team.

Again not a clinical show with the ball: Kohli

Speaking of the match, Virat Kohli stated that it was a sweet victory for the team as it came at the right time of the tournament.

The 29-year-old Kohli added that the table is wide open and revealed that bowling has been once again below par. He also wants to bowl first in the impending games, in order to chase down irrespective of the tally on board.

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Virat Kohli (Picture Credits – PTI)

“The table is wide open. It is the right time to get a win for us. It was a great feeling playing in front of a big crowd. Surprising to see so much support for us in Delhi. Again not a clinical show with the ball. We should have restricted them to maximum 160, but they played really well,” Kohli quoted in the post-match presentation.

The fighting spirit has been motivating Royal Challengers camp according to Kohli.

”At this stage of the tournament, maybe we will prefer bowling first because the batsmen can take more responsibility and chase down every total. We understand teams don’t want to let us win now. Ask the opposition team to get the runs and tell them we are coming after it. That’s what works for our team and it really motivates us,” Kohli added.

It’s an honour for me to bat with AB: Virat Kohli

Kohli admitted that he was disappointed after the first innings but revealed that he got his focus back when de Villiers gave his words of positivity during the innings break.

Kohli wanted to win with more balls to spare but he was happy to collect those two crucial points.

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Pic credits – BCCI

“I wasn’t happy with the way we finished with the ball, but AB told me in the innings break that we can do this and that is what helped me get into the zone and then I let my instincts take over. It’s an honour for me to bat with AB. We were looking to finish it with a few more overs to spare to help the net run rate, but the two points are very important,” he concluded.

However, Bangalore led by Virat Kohli secured their fourth victory of the season to bag overall eight points.

Concluding, Daredevils stationed themselves at the bottom of the points table with just six points.

Also read: IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Match Report

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