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De Villiers reveals his message to Kohli during England series

Former South Africa star batsman AB de Villiers has revealed his message towards India captain Virat Kohli during the series against England last month in which series Kohli was in really bad form in Tests.

Kohli scored just 172 runs in four Tests at an average of 28.66 but after that he turned things around in the T20I and ODI series. He made 231 runs in T20I series at the average of 115.50 and 129 runs in ODI series.

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Later, it was revealed that Kohli went to his IPL teammate de Villiers to talk about cricket and his form which played an important role in turning things around for the India captain.

“I don’t want to say. It’s embarrassing. I think I mentioned four points. We spoke about couple of things away from the game and then also couple of technical things but it was very basic,” the South African superstar said in a video posted on RCB’s official Twitter handle.

“I have been wanting to tell him for quite a while, I was watching him for a few months looking like he was quite intense — at the crease, with his whole game. So, I really wasn’t surprised when I saw the message and I knew immediately that all he needs to hear is the basic stuff.”

Then de Villiers took out his phone from his pocket and revealed the message which he sent to Kohli at that time. “Four points — see the ball, still head, allow the ball to come into your space, body language and attitude. And then we sort of elaborated around those four points,” said De Villiers.

Kohli and de Villiers are currently playing Indian Premier League (IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). RCB made a great start this time as they won both of their matches which they played till now.

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