Virat Kohli didn’t have the best of outings during the Test series against England in India. The Indian captain scored a total of 172 runs in four Tests at an average of 28.66. He turned things around in the five-match T20I series by smashing 231 runs at an average of 115.50 and followed it up with a total of 129 runs in the three-match ODI series. During England’s tour of India, Virat Kohli reached out to his RCB teammate AB de Villiers, who revealed the contents of a message he sent to India’s batting star.
“I don’t want to say. It’s embarrassing. I think I mentioned four points. We spoke about couple of things away from the game and then also couple of technical things but it was very basic,” the South African superstar said in a video posted on RCB’s official Twitter handle.
“I have been wanting to tell him for quite a while, I was watching him for a few months looking like he was quite intense — at the crease, with his whole game. So, I really wasn’t surprised when I saw the message and I knew immediately that all he needs to hear is the basic stuff.”
AB de Villiers then proceeds to take his phone out of his pocket, and reveals what exactly he messaged Virat Kohli.
“Four points — see the ball, still head, allow the ball to come into your space, body language and attitude. And then we sort of elaborated around those four points,” said De Villiers.
Watch the fun video here:
Bold Diaries: AB de Villiers interview Part 2
AB de Villiers talks about the message he sent to Virat Kohli during the India England series, the youngsters who have impressed him at RCB, and much more on @myntra presents Bold Diaries.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/m9XMGpefqg
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 16, 2021
AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli are currently with the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in Chennai. RCB have made a dream start in IPL 2021, winning both their matches so far to sit atop the IPL points table.
They along with Punjab Kings, who have only played one match so far, are the only unbeaten team in the tournament this season.
RCB next face Kolkata Knight Riders at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday.
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