RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) star and former South Africa Batsman picked CSK (Chennai Super Kings) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni over Virat Kohli as captain of his all-time IPL XI. AB de Villiers plays under Virat Kohli at Royal Challengers Bangalore team of IPL and chose him and himself as skipper.
AB de Villiers began his career at Delhi Daredevils and now has the best partnership with Virat Kohli at RCB in IPL history. Both the players led RCB to the finals in 2016 and played a crucial role in helping the team.
AB de Villiers chose former captain Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma as the opener. He also called Rohit Sharma one of the best players in the last 5 years. Villiers gave spot Number 3 and 4 to the RCB duo but the England all-rounder was picked at number 5.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni over Virat Kohli as captain: AB de Villiers
Mahendra Singh Dhoni who managed to get CSK 3 IPL titles comes at Number 6 and Ravindra Jadeja took the second all-rounder’s slot in his IPL XI. Jadeja and Rashid Khan will handle the spin department and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, and Kagiso Rabada will be the three pacers in all-time XI.
However, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was picked as the caption over Virat Kohli. AB de Villiers’ all-time IPL XI consists of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kagiso Rabada, Jasprit Bumrah. The names are written in order of the numbers Villiers picked.