The former Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar, wishes to see Virat Kohli and Ab De Villiers as an opening pair for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Gavaskar believes that both of the players have a run-scoring history and will be incredible for the Red Army. In the upcoming extravaganza, the performance of the side will be partially dependent upon Kohli’s performance and De Villiers will be giving an upper hand to him.
The side, despite the skipper’s aggressive captaincy, has never clinched their maiden title yet and will be looking forward to winning this time. The duo has the perfect chemistry and can be the major asset adding some essential runs to the top-order.
Sunil Gavaskar wants Kohli and De Villiers to open for RCB
“On pitches that will get slower, it may be a good idea to have both the champion batsmen open the batting while the ball is hard and new and will come on to the bat nicely than when the spinners are operating. Leggie Yuzvendra Chahal could be a match-winner for RCB on those pitches,” Gavaskar wrote in his column for Sportstar.
“Why a team like Royal Challengers Bangalore hasn’t won the title as yet is a puzzle. Any team that has Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers should never be short of runs and maybe that’s also a problem, for when these two failed, as humans sometimes do, then the others haven’t put their hands up. They have a new coach and will be hoping that this will be their year,” he added.