Port Elizabeth: The rivalry between India captain Virat Kohli and South Africa batsman AB de Villiers was the most talked-about before the ODI series between the two teams.
Both of them know each other very well, and have played together at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
AB de Villiers was ruled out of the first three ODIs against India due to a finger injury, and South Africa subsequently lost the opening games.
However, it was not a perfect return for the hard-hitting batsman as he scored just 26 and 6 in the fourth and fifth ODI respectively.
In the fifth ODI, Hardik Pandya’s delivery edged de Villiers’ bat in the off-stump and went to the hands of wicketkeeper MS Dhoni, which resulted in his dismissal. Following this, Virat Kohli gave him an animated send off, and was ecstatic after dismissing the dangerman.
Pandya gets the big fish! pic.twitter.com/F10auwKSvO— Cricket Videos (@cricvideos11) February 13, 2018
As a result, South Africa fell short of target by 73 runs and lost the match to the visitors, giving the Men in Blue a historic 4-1 series win.
In the same match, Virat Kohli, who is known for his aggresive approach, was also seen sledging South Africa's Tabraiz Shamsi.
This video is absolutely gem.— dogu (@HusnKaHathiyar) February 14, 2018
• Kohli sledging & giving it back to Shamshi: Chest Pad? C'mon. You're wearing chest pad?
• One handed catch by Pandya
•Kohli slapping Pandya's ass
•Butt hurt baised Holding in commentary box pic.twitter.com/loAcdNsxzD
The sixth and final ODI of the series will be played on Friday at Centurion....