During a conversation on the former’s YouTube channel “The 360 Show,” Kohli and De Villiers, who played together at RCB for 11 seasons, discussed their experiences on and off the field, as well as some of their favorite moments from the game.
When asked to name the worst runner between the wickets in their respective careers, Kohli chose his India teammate Cheteshwar Pujara. De Villiers, on the other hand, went with compatriot Faf du Plessis.
“Controversial one. Cheteshwar Pujara” said Kohli and explained, “It was a Centurion Test match on the tour of 2018. He was run out in both the innings.”
“Pujara was run-out in the first innings of Centurion Test and I said, ‘Its OK’, such things happen in cricket; Cheteshwar Pujara played a shot in the second innings and called Parthiv Patel for 3rd run, Pujara himself was running towards the danger end and he got run-out again and that too by a big margin”, Virat Kohli added.
When asked who was the best, ABD chose Kohli, describing him as “one of the quickest runners between the wickets,” whereas Kohli chose his former captain, MS Dhoni.
“Of course, it’s not even a question. I’ve been asked this question before. AB has been by far the fastest I’ve run with between wickets. The only other guy who I had so much coordination and understanding with was MS (Dhoni),” Kohli said.
“Now, I don’t know the speeds matching between the wickets. But him (AB) and MS, I would not even have to call. We hardly called.”