Kohli: Batting with AB is an 'honour'

2018-05-14 12:35
AB de Villiers (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Indian captain Virat Kohli says it is an honour to bat with South African superstar and Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate, AB de Villiers.

READ: De Kock admits challenges of Kolpak deals

De Villiers was at his scintillating best in the IPL on Saturday, smashing 72* off just 37 balls (4x4, 6x6) to help get RCB over the line against the Delhi Daredevils. 

Kohli (70 off 40) had put on 118 runs with De Villiers before he was dismissed. 

"It’s lovely batting with AB. We’ve done this many times in the past," Kohli was quoted as saying on the ICC's official website after the match.

"I don’t need to say much ... it’s been an honour for me to bat with him.

"I was disappointed after getting out since we had the run rate in control. I wanted to finish it with three overs to spare and get the net run rate up. But the two points are important." 

Read more on:    virat kohli  |  ab de villiers  |  cricket


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Wednesday, 19 December 2018
South Africa Invitation XI v Pakistan, Benoni 10:00
Wednesday, 26 December 2018
South Africa v Pakistan, Centurion 10:00
Thursday, 03 January 2019
South Africa v Pakistan, , Cape Town 10:30
Previous Results

Date Match Result

The 12-month ban handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner and the 9-month sanction for Cameron Bancroft for their ball-tampering roles, is ...

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.