Impressed by the fantabulous performances of Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers, left-handed batsman of West-Indies, Chris Gayle compared these guys with fictional superhereos; Batman & Superman.
With 1349 runs from 12 matches, Kohli and de Villiers seemed to be unstoppable and are the top-two leading run-getters of the ninth season. Their amazing form has swung the fortunes of Royal Challengers Bangalore, who routed two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets yesterday.
Carrying forward their stellar show of Bangalore where they ran riot with a record 229-run partnership in their colossal 144-run win over Gujarat Lions, Kohli (75 not out) and De Villiers (59 not out) made short work of KKR’s 183/5 to romp home with eight balls to spare.
Gayle said in the post-match media conference that “It’s fantastic, they (Kohli and AB) are batting under pressure as well. Credit must go to both of them. Kohli leading from the front is even better. Overall, it’s a great team effort. Those guys may have contributed in all the 12 games so far. Hopefully, they can continue and put us in winning position.”
He further added, “I’m not surprised at all. We have a huge fan base wherever we travel. They love seeing sixes and fours. So you always get support when playing in away so it actually feels being at home as well. It’s fantastic from the fans all these years.”
Gayle said they will be a threat to other teams if RCB qualifies for the semi-final.