Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], November 5 (ANI): Former South African batter AB De Villiers, who represented Royal Challengers Bangalore within the Indian Premier League (IPL), had a heartwarming message for his RCB teammate and former captain Virat Kohli on his thirty fourth birthday.
“Hope you’re doing effectively. Hope you’ve got a unbelievable day. You might be one hell of a cricketer, however even a a lot better human being. Thanks a lot in your friendship and thanks for being an amazing teammate and an amazing man total. All the most effective for T20 World Cup to you and your complete crew. Have enjoyable, hoping you discover South Africa in finals. It will likely be very entertaining. Comfortable birthday Viri, have an amazing day and I’m pondering of you,” mentioned de Villiers in a video posted by RCB.
Virat Kohli and de Villiers have performed collectively for RCB for a few years. They’ve performed some superb innings for his or her aspect all through their IPL profession and had been usually concerned in some entertaining partnerships.
One in every of their most interesting moments duo in IPL as a duo was again in Could 2016 once they each smashed bowlers of now-defunct Gujarat Lions everywhere in the park to sew a 229-run partnership for the second wicket. Virat ended with rating of 109 off 55 balls and de Villiers scored 129* off 52 balls. They helped their aspect publish 248/3 in 20 overs, a complete which they had been in a position to defend. RCB received the match by 144 runs.
de Villiers can be an RCB Corridor of Famer. He represented the aspect from 2011-2021 in 157 matches. He scored 4,522 runs at a mean of 41.10. He scored two centuries and 37 fifties for the aspect at a strike fee of over 158.
Notably, de Villliers was in Bengaluru lately. His look raised speculations about his return to RCB in some capability.
“I’m right here to talk with RCB guys for subsequent years IPL,” de Villiers had mentioned in a video posted by the franchise.
Coming to Virat, he has represented India in 102 Assessments and has scored 8,074 runs at a mean of 49.53 in 173 innings. He has scored 27 centuries and 28 fifties within the format.
He additionally has performed 262 ODIs for India wherein he has scored 12,344 runs at a mean of 57.68. 43 tons and 64 fifties have come out of his bat on this format.
Lastly, he has additionally scored 3,932 for India in 113 T20Is at a mean of 53.13. One century in 36 fifties has been scored by Virat within the shortest format.
He’s additionally part of Group India which received the Cricket World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013. (ANI)
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