South Africa’s batting giant AB de Villiers said that Virat Kohli has been fantastic as captain of RCB, proving his mettle time and again under difficult circumstances.
“The true judge of a good captain is when you don’t perform well and still do a good job while leading a side. He has come through with flying colours when it comes to that. He has been a fantastic captain for us,” de Villiers told media at an event in Bangalore.
De Villiers said Kohli is putting a lot of effort and energy to keep the side in good footing in the training sessions and also hopes that he scores a lot many runs in the remainder of the IPL encounters.
The South African legend said that pressure doesn’t mount on him when other batsman fail to create an impact.
“It is normal to feel pressure because we are international players. However, I don’t feel extra pressure, I don’t think Virat feels it either. We have a team of match-winners and it is up to us to share the load.”
The 33-year-old also talked about the fearless approach by the youngsters. “In the last five years or so I have seen a lot of talent coming through. I see youngsters playing without any fear so I won’t be surprised if a couple of players come through.
“I won’t say that only the experienced players are performing. We’re not even halfway through yet, so there is a lot of time for the youngsters to do well,” he said