Over the years AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli have been involved in some large partnerships for Royal Challengers Bangalore but no one in T20 cricket had put on as many as they did against Gujarat Lions on Saturday. Plenty of records tumbled as the pair added 229, including 112 in the last five overs, prompting disbelief across the cricketing world.
Did AB forget to tag Kohli in his pre-game tweet?
Suresh Raina has not missed a single IPL game before today. Turned out to be a good game for him to miss, with Gujarat Lions subsiding to the largest defeat in IPL history.
Despite a career average above 50 in Twenty20s, Kohli didn't have a T20 hundred till this IPL season. Something he corrected with three centuries in seven innings.
Several players who are no strangers to hitting sixes couldn't believe the pace RCB were setting.
Is this score right ?— Carlos Brathwaite (@TridentSportsX) 14 May 2016
Actually can't believe what I'm seeing #RCBvGL. Next generation cricket— Albie Morkel (@albiemorkel) 14 May 2016
Others couldn't find the words to describe the partnership.
WOW! #freaks— Chris Morris (@Tipo_Morris) 14 May 2016
One of the best batsmen in the world had no doubt who the two best batsmen in the world are.
Another top-rated limited-overs batsman looked beyond cricket to describe the effect of AB and Kohli.
This is like Ronaldo and Messi on the same team! #IPL2016— Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) 14 May 2016