Kohli is an inspirational leader, says AB de Villiers’

Abu Dhabi: Ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman AB de Villiers has showered praise on his side’s skipper, Virat Kohli, by saying that the latter always leads from the front.

The South African batsman, de Villiers, gave the statement in a video posted on RCB’s official Twitter handle.

We have worked so hard, we have a good work ethic, it really feels like everyone has bought into this hard-working environment. The credit needs to go to Virat, he sets the example and leads from the front. It is pretty easy to follow when you have a captain who is always leading from the front, de Villers said in the video.

As a senior member of the team alongside Virat Kohli, the South African knows his responsibilities as he said, I am feeling better than ever so I am looking to be out there with the boys.

On being asked about how difficult it was to come back after the long hiatus, de Villiers said, It is natural to get breaks here and there, sometimes the schedule allows a period of no cricket for two months or so.

Sometimes injuries happen and you are out for six or seven months. I know the feeling of coming back from a big break. It`s amazing how you can get back into the groove, nothing guarantees performance, but that`s the beauty of sport, you never know what to expect.

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