Virat Kohli describes ABD’s knock as “superhuman” effort
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli on Monday described team-mate AB de Villiers’ 33-ball 73 not out which set up a comprehensive win against Kolkata Knight Riders as “superhuman” effort, saying every other batsmen had struggled on the dry Sharjah pitch.RCB registered a massive 82-run win on the back of de Villiers’ batting pyrotechnics and the guile of the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal (1/12) and Washington Sundar (2/20) who were instrumental in stifling KKR to 112 for 9 while chasing a target of 195.“This pitch was drier. And the day was pleasant so we thought there would be no dew.
Barring one superhuman, every batsman struggled on the pitch. The talk was around getting 165, but we got 194 you know exactly why. It was unbelievable,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.“I thought I had a few balls under my belt, and I might start striking. He (de Villiers) just came in and struck the third ball, and said he felt good. You might see a lot of people do what is done in other games, but only AB can did what he did.