Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and South Africa legend AB de Villiers has named a young Australian batsman, whom he feels is similar to him. According to de Villiers, he likes a lot of what he has seen about Aussie Josh Philippe.
Retired former South African skipper AB de Villiers has dismissed reports that he has been approached to come out of retirement and lead the national team. This was after a TV channel quoted de Villiers as saying that such an offer has been made to him by the South African cricket board.
Indian captain Virat Kohli and former South African batsman AB de Villiers have been the cornerstone of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) over the last few years. As a result, the duo has built up a good rapport as teammates as well. In an Instagram chat on Friday, they discussed various things -- from the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic to their experience of playing for RCB.
AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli finally shone together for Royal Challengers Bangalore in a winning cause as RCB chased down 174 with ease at Mohali. Both de Villiers and Kohli blasted half-centuries as Chris Gayle's unbeaten 99 went in vain for Kings XI Punjab.
South African legend AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from international cricket, just a couple of days after his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore bowed out of IPL 2018. De Villiers played 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 Twenty20 internationals,