Dubai: Whenever AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli are batting together, entertainment is guaranteed. In Indian Premier League (IPL) De Villiers and captain Kohli are named first when it comes to Royal Challengers Bangalore squad.
On Monday (October 12), Kohli and De Villiers batted together to take the team to a strong total of 194. They score a total of 100 in 46 balls as Royal Challengers Bangalore reached 194/2, and in the process, they have achieved a big record in IPL history in a century partnership.
They also set a unique record as Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers became the first duo in the history of the Indian Premier League to smash a century partnership 10 times in the IPL. This broke the previous record of nine which was also set by Virat Kohli when he partnered former RCB batsman Chris Gayle.
The former Sunrisers Hyderabad opening pair of David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan have added six century partnerships, while Warner and Jonny Bairstow are the one be with five centuries. Former players Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa, have also added five century-stands.
After their massive win against KKR, RCB skipper said, “Preparation was really good. Three-week camp helped us. Have clarity of plans. Know exactly what we want to do on the field. All depends on the mindset. It’s very positive. If your bowling unit is strong, you have a great chance of going deep in the tournament. Coming here, it was important to get the right start. Great to see individuals step up when the team requires. Bowling unit, with Morris coming in, looks all the more potent. Always things you can reflect on and say you can improve on these things. All about taking this momentum forward. Don’t want to be complacent,” Kohli said.