Kolkata, April 8: Every sports enthusiast will fancy watching their favourite players play together in their fantasy team. The Bangalore franchise in the lucrative T20 league fulfills one such fantasy for cricket enthusiasts, at least when Virat Kohli and AB de Villers stand and smash bowlers of any stature and experience.
Watching these two legends in the making, play side-by-side, might for the moment brush aside the thoughts of watching football superstars and five-time Ballon d’Or holder each Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi play together in the same club.
While both the Indian and South African star batsmen hold a strike rate above 135 in the shortest format of the game, what has been more enthralling to watch for the cricket enthusiasts has been the finesse they bring in every shot played – whether the cover drive, the straight drive, the pull, the hook or the unorthodox newly invented and seen switch hits which puts the ball over the fence.
Also, what adds to the quality of Kohli-de Villiers has been the leadership and the potential they hold to win a match on their own, on a given day – a nightmare to say the least, for any opposition.
Meanwhile, it will be about time to watch if Ronaldo and Messi can ever play for the same club at put the back line off the opposition at constant threat, marshalling them and getting past with ease.