- During the second test match between India and Sri Lanka crowd began chanting Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers
- Virat Kohli entertained the crowd by mimicking De Villier’s iconic switch shot
Kohli and former RCB batsman de Villiers, who has retired from all forms of cricket, had a tremendous deal of on-field and off-field chemistry. When Kohli stepped out to bat on Day 1, his fans greeted him with applause, and they continued to chant his name while he was on the crease. After Virat Kohli entry on the field during Sri Lanka’s innings, the Bengaluru crowd remembered another RCB hero “AB de Villiers’
The spectators began screaming AB de Villiers’ name, who had retired from the IPL before the current season. “ABD, ABD…,’ the supporters continued to shout. Kohli, who was fielding at slip, imitated De Villier’s famous switch shot in response to the shouts.
Kohli’s reaction excited the crowd, and a video of the incident was shared on social media by one of the onlookers. De Villiers is widely considered as one of cricket’s most destructive batters, and his retirement brought an end to the cricket era for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both cricket legends have been spotted praising each other on various public occasions.
Kohli has been a member of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise since the beginning of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008.
Furthermore, RCB named Faf du Plessis as their new captain and unveiled their new IPL 2022 shirt on Saturday. Faf replaces Virat Kohli, who stepped down as RCB captain last year and will be looking to capture the franchise’s first trophy. He has appeared in 100 IPL matches, accumulating 2935 runs and a top score of 96.
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