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Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers friendship

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers friendship
Friendship and partnership are two important elements whether we talk about normal life or we
talk about cricket life. Both are very important in both lives. There are many cricketers known for
their friendship like Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli, Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri, Yuvraj
Singh and Harbhajan Singh etc. But when we talk about the best friends the pair which come in
our mind is Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Both are counted among the great batsmen in cricket
at the present time and both have proved it with their batting skills.
Virat and AB known for their batting as well as their friendship. They respect each other very
much. If AB wins his fans heart by hitting big sixes, then Kohli wins his fans heart by his classy
cover drives and wristy on-drives. Whenever the pair of Virat and de Villiers perform on the field,
the team gets a great win. Their fans love everything whether it is batting or whether the fielding
is being done by the two.
AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli are the best friends. Their friendship started in 2011
when AB joined Virat Kohli’s team Royal Challengers Bangalore. Recently AB said that he has a
close friendship with Virat Kohli. He said, Kohli is a great captain and even better than that, I like
playing cricket with him and we are very good friends. He is always an inspirational person and
keeps encouraging fellow players.
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have been playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team
together in the IPL for many years. They have a good friendship and this is also evident on the
AB de Villiers has taken retirement from international cricket. He was last seen in the final Test
match between Australia and South Africa in 2018. AB has played 114 Test matches, 228 ODIs,
and 78 international T20 matches.
Ab has scored 8765 runs in 114 Tests with 22 centuries and 46 half-centuries. On the other hand,
de Villiers has scored 9577 runs in 218 innings of 228 matches in ODIs with 25 centuries and 53
fifties. At the same time, AB has scored 1672 runs in 75 innings in 78 matches of the International
T20, including 60 sixes and 140 fours with 10 fifties. If we talk about his IPL career, AB has scored
4395 runs in 142 innings of 154 matches with the help of 3 centuries and 33 half centuries.
Virat Kohli is still playing all international cricket matches and still making many records. Virat has
scored 7240 runs in 86 Tests with 27 centuries and 22 half-centuries so far. On the other hand,
in ODIs, the he has scored 11867 runs in 239 innings of 248 matches with 43 centuries and 58
fifties so far. At the same time, Virat has scored 2794 runs in 76 innings in 81 matches of the
International T20, including 76 sixes and 258 fours with 24 fifties so far. If we talk about IPL, Virat
has scored 5412 runs in 169 innings of 177 matches with the help of 5 centuries and 36 half
centuries so far. 4 centuries out these 5 centuries were scored in same IPL season in 2016.
We all know that AB has retired from international cricket and Virat is still playing. But their
friendship is still very strong. They still love each other and help each other in every aspects.We
hope we will see them playing together in IPL and we wish their friendship will never end.
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