New Delhi: South African legend AB de Villiers, who has been part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team for a long time under Virat Kohli, says the Indian captain will never understand the kind of impact he has made on the Indian Premier League side. .
‘Lucky luck’ to play under Virat’s captaincy
In the video released by the franchise, de Villiers said, ‘I have been here for many years after Virat became captain and I think the word that comes to mind is ‘thankful’. We were very lucky that you led us. The way you led this team has inspired everyone. It has definitely inspired me to become better as a player and as a person. It has had a bigger impact on the team than you think.
What happened under Kohli’s captaincy?
Kohli became the captain of the team in 2013 and under his leadership, RCB managed to reach the playoffs four times. In this, apart from the last two seasons, the team reached the final in 2016. Under the captaincy of Kohli, the team played 140 matches, out of which it got success in 66. During this, the team had to face defeat in 70 matches while the result of four matches did not come out.
Kohli’s contribution is more than his performance
De Villiers said that Kohli’s contribution is more than his performance as a captain or batsman. He said, ‘I know your personality on and off the field. You make people believe in themselves, which is more important than winning a trophy. Which I still believe you will win it.’
had already taken the decision to leave the captaincy
Kohli’s nine-year journey as RCB captain ended with a four-wicket loss to Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah in the Eliminator match on Monday. Kohli had said before the start of the UAE leg of the IPL that he would step down as the captain of RCB at the end of the season.