Virat Kohli has revealed how AB de Villiers helped him during India’s 2-1 Test series defeat in South Africa.
Kohli has yet to tell his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate how he helped him to iron out some issues with his batting, but revealed the secret in an interview with NDTV.
‘I actually learned something from him [De Villiers] in the recent Test series, where I made an adjustment to my game, but I haven’t told him about it yet,’ said Kohli.
‘I used to tap my bat right before playing the ball. That works for me in the shorter formats, when the ball isn’t doing much, but in Test cricket, I observed, when they showed replays of Bumrah beating him, the ball didn’t hit the edge because he was so correct with what he was doing.
‘The ball would move and not take the edge. I was wondering, “why am I edging it?” So I went and analysed how still his head was. I stopped tapping the bat, which helped me stay more still and then I scored runs. I actually learned from him during the Test series and I never told him that.’