I feel a special connection with Virat Kohli: AB de Villiers
By SMCS - Aug 30, 2017 7:27 am
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ABD & Virat

AB de Villiers has recently stepped down from the captaincy of the Proteas saying that he needs to give a bit more attention to his game and wants to take rest from so much of responsibility.

He also said that he would love to play for his nation for atleast next 3 to 5 years and thanked CSA for allowing himto spend time with his family. He is now  confident of making a comeback in the all the three formats of the game.

“Maybe three to five years or even more. The ICC is constantly working to create the perfect balance between not playing so much and not playing too little. But being off from the game is an individual call. I am close to the administrators in Cricket South Africa and a few other people. So, when I told them I need step away for a few months to touch base with my family, they allowed. They know that I have been dedicated to my nation for 13 years. Now I feel refreshed and I am ready to go hard for a few more years,” said AB de Villiers.

Though De Villiers has been going through a rough patch in his career but he assured of proving himself to come back in the longest formats of the game. He seemsto be back on the India tour of South Africa.

“I haven’t played Tests for a while, so I have no right to just walk into the team. I will try to be in my best possible form, so that I am selected for the series. There is a lot of cricket to be played before that. India always gave us a run for money and it will be a hard-fought series. There could be a bit of turn in the Durban wicket, but, hopefully, we will be able to handle that,” said the former South African skipper.

De Villiers has been solely attched with RCB for longand he is seen to have a great bond with Virat Kohli. These two players have proved themselves to be the best in all formats of the game and thus after they have shared the same team jersey in IPL they always praised each other.

“I never changed grips. I have heard Virat Kohli talk about changing the grips when playing those shots. Many a times, I have struggled to pick bowlers, but the trick is, you need to put your chest out and show that you are picking him. Saeed Ajmal has been difficult to pick. A batsman should back his defence. You can have all the shots in your book but if the bowler gets on top, you will be dismissed unless you have a solid defence,” quoted AB de Villiers.

“We are completely different players. He says I am the best, which I don’t believe. But he is one of the best I have seen. I feel a special connection with Virat,” he concluded.