On Thursday, Virat Kohli, the opener for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, expressed that his partnership with Faf du Plessis at the crease bears a striking resemblance to his previous alliance with the legendary AB de Villiers. Kohli’s explosive innings of 100 runs off 63 balls played a pivotal role in securing an eight-wicket victory for his team against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League match held at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi Stadium. For his exceptional century in this crucial match, Kohli was awarded the well-deserved “Player of the Match” title. When asked about his partnership with Faf, which resulted in a partnership of 172 runs, Kohli stated that he experiences a similar sense of synergy while batting with Faf as he did when partnering with AB de Villiers.

“When I can make a significant impact in an important game, it boosts my confidence as well as the team’s confidence. I believe it’s the tattoos that hold the secret to our partnership with Faf. Together, we have amassed nearly 900 runs this season. It feels very reminiscent of the chemistry I shared with AB while batting together. We possess an understanding of the game’s dynamics and what needs to be accomplished. Having an experienced individual who has captained at the international level has facilitated a seamless transition for us as we join forces for RCB at the top order and create a substantial impact,” Kohli expressed during the post-match presentation.