Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers revisited their first meeting during an Instagram Live session after RCB had bought the South African stalwart in 2011.
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have been teammates at RCB since 2011 (Courtesy by BCCI)
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India captain Virat Kohli on Friday recalled his first meeting with RCB teammate AB de Villiers in Johannesburg after former South Africa skipper was bought by the Bangalore based IPL franchise in 2011.
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have shared the RCB dressing room since 2011 and have broken multiple records for the team together. Kohli revisited the meet during an Instagram Live session with his Royal Challengers Bangalore team-mate AB de Villiers.
“I remember the first time we met after you were picked up by RCB. It was in Johanesberg and we came down the tunnel. You guys were finishing practice and we were just starting ours. I came and said hello and said we are going to be teammates and you were like ‘I am excited for that’. Such brief chat. 9 years we have been such good friends and such great journey. Yeah it’s been wonderful,” Kohli said.
Former South Africa skipper AB de Villiers also went down the memory lane and said that although he responded to Kohli’s brief chat, he didn’t trust his RCB teammate back then.
It’s interesting story because it is a very human thing to do when you hear about someone for quite a few years and Boucher had told me a lot about you. I certainly remember walking up the tunnel and eventhough I said hi but I didn’t trust the guy yet. I have seen the hair and seen the style but it didn’t took me long to get to know you better,” AB de Villiers said.
Kohli and AB also discussed how to keep a positive mindset during tough situations, the current situation across the globe and the 2016 IPL season.