PL 2021: “You’ve Had A Much Bigger Impact Than You Will Ever Understand” – AB de Villiers On Virat Kohli’s Captaincy

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsmen AB de Villiers believes members of the team have been grateful to have played under the leadership of Virat Kohli in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

In a video shared by the franchise on their social media accounts, De Villiers was seen appreciating and thanking Kohli for his significant contribution towards the success of the team over the years. The South African legend mentioned how playing alongside the champion cricketer has had a positive impact on both his game as well as his personal life.

The 37-year-old also opined that Kohli has made a difference in many people’s lives, which, according to him, is even more valuable than winning the coveted IPL trophy.

He commended the prolific run-scorer for inspiring many while being at the helm of the Bangalore team for nine years and more to come in the years ahead.

“I know everyone sitting in this change room is grateful about you as a leader. The way you have captained this team, it has certainly inspired everyone. It has inspired me to become better as a cricket player, better as a person.

“You’ve had a much bigger impact than you will ever understand. There are stories that you don’t even hear of people’s lives that you have touched not only on the cricket field but away from it as well by making people believe in themselves. I think that’s much more important than a trophy, which I still believe will come your way.”

AB De Villiers pointed out that he was eager to witness Kohli play with freedom in future editions of the cash-rich league. He also cheekily mentioned that some of the umpires will sleep peacefully after his last game as RCB skipper.

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Virat Kohli Ab de Villiers
Virat Kohli and Ab de Villiers

In the same video, the former South Africa captain also apologized to all the RCB fans for failing to win the championship once again. However, he stated that the team is raring to go out again and come up with an improved performance in next year’s IPL.

“We really can’t wait to get going again. Really sorry for not winning the trophy this year. But the tale is not told yet and we have unfinished business, that’s for sure. We will come back stronger and keep trying for you guys,” AB De Villiers said.

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