Virat Kohli hopes that his friend and star South African batsman AB de Villiers will return to the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in some role next year. De Villiers was an integral part of RCB but retired from all forms of cricket last year. In a light-hearted conversation on RCB's Twitter handle, Kohli said, 'I miss him a lot. I talk to him regularly. He recently went to America to watch golf with his family. He monitors RCB's performance and is expected to be with the team in some role next year.

Kohli is battling the worst form in IPL 2022 and has managed only 216 runs in 12 matches. During this, he fell victim to the Golden Duck thrice. That is, could not even open the account. Kohli has been able to score only one half-century in this IPL so far. In the initial matches, he came out to bat at number three, but then in some matches, he is landing as an opener.

Kohli said, 'This has never happened in my career. I just smile. I think he has shown me what the game has to show me.

According to Kohli, 'He can't take my place and can't think what I think. Can't live those moments. I either turn off the sound of the TV or I do not pay attention to them. Faf du Plessis took over the command after Kohli left the captaincy of RCB. Kohli said, 'Faf and I have a lot of respect for each other. We have a very good rapport.