Cape Town - India superstar Virat Kohli has paid his Royal
Challengers teammate AB de Villiers the ultimate compliment, saying the South
African is the best batsman of this generation.
Kohli and De Villiers shared in a mouth-watering partnership of
157 in just 14.3 overs as the Royal Challengers go their IPL campaign of to a
good start with a comfortable 45-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad on
De Villiers smashed 82 off just 42 balls, which included seven
fours and six sixes, while Kohli stroked 75 as the two batting kingpins put the
bowlers to the sword.
Asked what it's like batting with De Villiers, Kohli told Sony:
"It's always wonderful. Last year we had a brilliant partnership as well
in Mumbai. He took a bit of pressure off me there.
"I wanted to get off the blocks (fast), but he came in and
started hitting the ball like only he can, and showed why he is the best
batsman of this generation."
Kohli and his team will next be in action on Sunday at home
against the Delhi Daredevils.