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‘Virat, I want you to…’: AB de Villiers advises Kohli


NEW DELHI: Former South African cricketing maestro and

Royal Challengers Bangaluru

(RCB) icon

AB de Villiers

has highlighted the pivotal role of star batter

Virat Kohli

in anchoring the team’s middle overs to start a resurgence in their IPL campaign.
Addressing RCB’s current struggles in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season, de Villiers stressed the significance of Kohli’s presence in the middle overs.

“Hopefully, he (Virat) keeps going with his good start, because RCB need that glue in the middle overs. We need him to get through the first six (overs), that is ultimately how I want to see him play. Let Faf take more risk upfront, but Virat, I want you to be there over 6-15. That is when RCB is going to fire from all cylinders. Watch out for that,” de Villiers expressed on his YouTube channel.

While acknowledging RCB’s mixed start to the tournament, de Villiers asserted that the team requires a couple of significant wins to regain momentum and climb the IPL standings.
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“RCB… not a bad start but not great. It is in the middle, and they need a couple of wins. They will be hitting the road and hopefully, they find a good fortune away from home before they come back to the Chinnaswamy,” de Villiers commented on RCB’s performance.

Having been a cornerstone of RCB’s lineup for a decade, de Villiers holds an esteemed legacy with the franchise, amassing over 4,491 runs in 156 matches at a staggering average of 41.20. His invaluable contributions have earned him a place in the RCB ‘Hall of Fame,’ alongside cricketing luminaries such as Chris Gayle and Vinay Kumar.
(Inputs from ANI)

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