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IPL 2019: AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli share the secret to their success

Suryesh M
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Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers played brilliant knocks to get RCB its first points on the board
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers played brilliant knocks to get RCB its first points on the board

What's the story?

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers brought jubilation to the RCB camp after playing instrumental knocks to help their team win the first game of this season. While the skipper scored 67 from 53 balls in an innings that included 8 fours, the South African was unbeaten on 59 off 38 balls which included 5 fours and 2 sixes.

Marcus Stoinis finished the match with a quick fire 28 runs towards the end before joy erupted in the RCB dug-out. The players were all relieved and thoroughly enjoyed this victory which came after a long time.

After the match, Virat and ABD were all smiles and gave an interview together to share the secret of their success.

The background

Royal Challengers Bangalore lost six games on the trot this season and one more loss would have landed them up an embarrassing record of losing 7 consecutive matches at the start if the season.

Thus, it was a crucial fixture for the Bangalore based franchise. In this match, the spinners - Yuzvendra Chahal and Moeen Ali bowled really well and helped restrict the home team to a less than par score in the first innings.

The heart of the matter

During and after the post-match presentations, the RCB team members shared quite a few enjoyable moments. One of those was where AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli spoke about the secret to their success.

The former Proteas cricketer said:

"Stability, balance and a good wife is a good life"

when asked the question. Kohli couldn't have agreed more and the duo shared a nice little hug after what AB de Villiers said.

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What's next...

RCB has got very little time to thoroughly enjoy this win. They will fly to Mumbai next as they will be facing the Mumbai Indians on Monday. It will be a stern test for them and the team has to play the best possible cricket if they are to win the second match of the season.

Follow Sportskeeda for all the updates on IPL points table 2019, schedule, news, live scores, orange cap, purple cap and fantasy tips.

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