India's captain Virat Kohli his and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammate AB de Villiers wished each other on friendship day. They both made Instagram posts for each other in partnership with MRF.
De Villiers had once spoken about his bond with Kohli and said if not for mosquitoes, his family would have shared a big room with Kohli and his wife Anushka during IPL.
“We are neighbors. If it wasn’t for the mosquitoes here, we would’ve left our doors open and probably would’ve shared a big room. Anushka’s here all the time, my family is there, the kids are running around. The kids were knocking on his door, early in the morning waking him up. He would let them in and would have coffee together.
"They were so good with the kids. We spent hours in the pool together, everyone just jumping and diving and they’re so chilled,” De Villiers had said during a chat with host Gaurav Kapur on his show Breakfast With Champions.
The South African veteran cricketer further said that he is scared of saying anything to Kohli as the latter ends up gifting him always. "I’m scared of saying anything to him now because. If I say like, “Oh, I like your shoes.” The next minute he organizes me those shoes. I’m like, “Virat, just stop it”. He looks after everyone. I was like, “My phone is flat again.” “Oh, you need a power bank.” There you go. Now it’s mine. He’s ridiculous, man. I told him I like coffee the other day. Now I’m getting an espresso machine- he’s ordered on Amazon. It’s being delivered tomorrow,” said De Villiers.
"Happy Friendship Day MRF (My Reliable Friend)@abdevilliers17 ????????," wrote Kohli on Instagram. De Villiers has a similar feeling for his buddy as he wrote, "Happy #internationalworldfriendshipday , nothing better than a reliable friend????".
The duo of Kohli and De Villiers will be seen in action during the second phase of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in September.