Last Update on: May 9th, 2018 at 04:06 pm
The Royal Challengers Bangalore are pretty much out of the contention for a playoff berth in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League. But the poor chain of events hasn’t changed the camaraderie between skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
The Proteas batsman recently told Sportstar he loves playing alongside Kohli.
“Fantastic. He’s (Virat) a great guy, and I love playing with him. He’s become a great captain and an even better friend. So, it’s been great. He’s always been an inspirational character, and we have a few leaders in the team that carry the guys in the tough time. We just want to look ahead and try to get better.”
I have a lot of respect for Rashid: AB
“No, I am batting very well. I am very very happy. Rashid got me out previously. We haven’t played a lot against each other, but he bowled well, and he’s a very good bowler. I have a lot of respect for him,” added De Villiers, who is in Mumbai promoting Mont Blanc pen’s latest Le Petite Price collection.
RCB vows to play a better brand of cricket
The RCB side is currently at the seventh spot, and most of the strategies have backfired for them. AB admits the team has played poor cricket and hasn’t capitalised on the crucial junctures.
The veteran Royal’s batsman has failed to fire the event this time around, and it has affected the team’s performance too.
“No, we haven’t played well. It’s been very disappointing, but four games are left, and I would love to not live in the past much, and focus on what’s coming, which is Delhi (against Delhi Daredevils). So, we need to win that game and hopefully have a bit of our run by the end of the season” he said.