“I cannot think about sledging AB de Villiers”- Virat Kohli

India’s star batsman Virat Kohli joined former England star batsman Kevin Pietersen on an Instagram Live on Thursday as they interacted on many topics. From talking about his friendship with AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni’s leadership to why Royal Challengers deserved to win the IPL title, Virat touched a lot of points of his cricket career. 

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers

When he about his favourite format Virat Kohli didn’t take too long to answer Test Cricket. 

“Test cricket, Test cricket, Test cricket, Test cricket and Test cricket. Five times which means that in this format you can admire another batsman if they play and the fact that you need to wake up in the morning in the next day excites me a lot. So for me, Test Cricket will always be a priority”

He then talked about his good friend AB De Villers.  

“ My friendship with Ab De Villers is so deep that I respect him a lot and learned a lot from him and I cannot think about sledging him.” He was asked by Pietersen that whether he enjoys batting with MS. Dhoni or with Ab De Villers to which he replied: “I enjoyed batting with both of them as once we make a call we are sure that we can run hard between the wickets and I enjoyed batting with someone who runs fast and both of them are so quick between the wickets”.

He further added about how his life changed after he turned Vegan where he said “I realize that with more non-veg food I had an acidic stomach and calcium is extracting out from my bones. When I become vegan I realized My intensity was 120 percent on the field”.

Talking about his retirement, Kohli said that he will play all the formats till 2023 then it will be an ideal time to take a call.