Former South Africa captain and a close friend of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers congratulated the Indian legend after ending the long-running century drought. Virat scored his 71st century of his international career against Afghanistan in the last Super-4 match of India’s Asia Cup 2022 campaign.
De Villiers took to Twitter to congratulate the former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammate and also revealed the conversation he had with Kohli before the match. He also revealed that he knew that Kohli was going to play a big innings in this match. In this match, Team India easily crossed the 200-runs mark in their allotted 20 overs.
AB de Villiers made a tweet as soon as Virat Kohli’s 71st century was completed. He wrote that he and Virat talked about a day ago, and that after talking to him, he knew that something big was about to happen.
Talking about Kohli’s innings, the right-handed batsman opened the innings with stand-in captain KL Rahul. Both shared a partnership of more than 100 runs for the first wicket. Even after Rahul’s dismissal, Kohli continued his scintillating batting. Apart from hitting boundaries at regular intervals, he also took singles and doubles with ease between the wickets.
The right-handed batsman scored fiercely against Afghanistan’s bowling line-up in the death overs. He scored 122 runs from 61 balls against Afghanistan, which is his first century in T20I cricket. The last century of Virat Kohli in international cricket came against Bangladesh in the month of November 2019.
When I spoke to him yesterday I knew something was brewing💪— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) September 8, 2022
Well played my friend