IPL 2018: AB de Villiers rates Virat Kohli as a fantastic captain for Royal Challengers Bangalore

De Villiers has played under Virat for a long time in Indian Premier League.

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli | IANS

AB de Villiers is pleased with Virat Kohli's captaincy and thinks he is a good skipper. The two play for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL. As per the South African cricketer, Virat is decent in his job and has passed the 'captaincy test' with flying colors. 

"The true judge of a good captain is when you don't perform well and still do a good job while leading a side. He has come through with flying colors when it comes to that. He has been a fantastic captain for us,"  the 34-year-old said.

De Villiers has seen Virat's hard work and he said the RCB skipper is putting a lot of effort and energy to keep the side in good stead in the training sessions. 

Talking about the pressure on him and Virat when other batters fail to score, De Villiers said, "It is normal to feel pressure because we are international players. However, I don't feel extra pressure, I don't think Virat feels it either. We have a team of match-winners and it is up to us to share the load." 

The explosive Proteas batsman is confident that IPL will produce good talented players this year as well. "In the last five years or so I have seen a lot of talent coming through. I see youngsters playing without any fear so I won't be surprised if a couple of players come through. 

"I won't say that only the experienced players are performing. We're not even halfway through yet, so there is a lot of time for the youngsters to do well," he said. 

RCB need Virat and De Villiers to make a special comeback in the ongoing IPL tournament. They have won only 2 matches out of 5 and are holding the 6th position in the points table. 


By Sihyeu Singh - 24 Apr, 2018

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