IPL 2022: Former Royal Challengers Bangalore batter AB de Villiers has backed ex-teammate and RCB star Virat Kohli to score over 600 runs in the ongoing IPL 2022.
RCB captain Faf du Plessis would let Virat Kohli enjoy IPL: AB de Villiers (AFP Photo)
- AB de Villiers expects Virat Kohli to have a great season with the bat
- I think there will be 600+ running this year from Virat Kohli: AB de Villiers
- Virat Kohli showed his vintage self in RCB’s first game this season
Former Royal Challengers Bangalore star batter Ab de Villiers believes Virat Kohli will have a fantastic season with the bat, scoring over 600 points in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
AB de Villiers was one of the pillars of the Kohli-led RCB in its prime. The camaraderie between de Villiers and Kohli grew with each new season, with the two contemporary greats sharing mutual respect and admiration for each other on numerous occasions. AB de Villiers, a fan favorite in the Bangalore team during his playing days, has retired from competitive cricket but continues to support the RCB from a distance.
“Everyone knows that Faf du Plessis comes in as captain. I think the most exciting thing for me is that Virat is not a captain and it kind of takes the pressure off, but just go out and get released. I expect a really big season from Virat. I think 600+ will walk away from him this year,” AB de Villiers says on the YouTube channel VUSport Streaming.
Notably, Kohli failed to hit a 29-ball 41 when RCB posted 205, only to end up losing their IPL 2022 campaign opener to PBKS, who shot the total in just 19 overs. Kohli looked lively and took on the spinners, who have harassed him in the IPL in recent seasons.
The ex-RCB batter also opened the nomination of his compatriot Faf du Plessis as the new captain of the Bangalore team and said the RCB skipper would allow his star batter, Kohli, to go out and withdraw from the competition. to enjoy.
“He (Kohli) will be in Faf’s ear, but Faf is also very experienced. He has had good cricket training and he would allow Virat and some youngsters to just go off, and just enjoy the IPL.
“I don’t know what to expect (from RCB) but I expect some individuals will really rise in this IPL from the RCB lineup,” added De Villiers.
RCB then takes on Kolkata Knight Riders, who won the IPL 2022 opener on Wednesday, at the DY Patil Stadium. RCB will be looking for their first win as they lost to Punjab Kings in their opening match at the same venue.