Renowned cricketers Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, who formed an iconic duo at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), are known not only for their on-field chemistry but also for their off-field camaraderie. The latest buzz suggests that Kohli might bid adieu to the game in the Rainbow Nation, as hinted by the South African legend.
As India gears up for a multi-format series in South Africa, Kohli has communicated to the selectors that he will skip the white-ball leg but intends to join the team before the Test matches. De Villiers, the newly appointed brand ambassador of SA20, South Africa’s premier T20I competition, has sparked speculation about Kohli potentially playing a final season in the lucrative league before retiring from the sport.
“I think it would be very possible to get Virat over here. Maybe for his final season, we’ll give him a wonderful farewell for the end of his career,” expressed de Villiers in a recent statement.
While there hasn’t been direct communication between de Villiers and Kohli regarding this prospect, the South African star has engaged with former India players like Robin Uthappa and RP Singh. De Villiers revealed, “I haven’t discussed it with any players except for Robin Uthappa and RP Singh. Not so long ago, we did some work together, and I told them it would be great to see them over there.”
The potential reunion of these cricketing stalwarts in the T20I format on South African soil has ignited excitement among fans. De Villiers, known for his explosive batting, envisions a grand farewell for Kohli, emphasizing the possibility of the Indian captain concluding his illustrious playing career in the dynamic T20I league.
As cricket enthusiasts eagerly await official announcements, the prospect of witnessing Kohli’s final innings in the captivating South African T20I league adds an extra layer of anticipation to an already enthralling cricketing narrative.