Kohli and co will eye history: de Villiers

Kohli and co will eye history: de Villiers

Star South African batsman AB de Villiers says the Indian team and its captain Virat Kohli have transformed completely over the years and will try to create history in the upcoming Test series.

India have never won a Test series in South Africa, a 1-1 draw in the 2011 being their best result.

The upcoming three- match series begins January 5. De Villiers has been out of Test cricket on a injury- induced exile for almost two years, having last played in this format against England in January 2016.

He will return to Test cricket in the one-off Test against Zimbabwe beginning Tuesday before the series against India.

The 33-year-old South African said it would be a challenge for his side against a young Indian side led by a highly competitive Kohli.

"I'm very excited that they (India) are going to be touring in South Africa. I have not played against India for a while now, so it's going to be a really good series," de Villiers was quoted as saying by 'Sunday Times'.

"It will be a great challenge. They (India) are a team that's young and determined. They have played a lot better over the last few series we've played here compared to the 90s," said de Villiers who has amassed 8074 runs from 106 Tests at an average of 50.46.

The Indian side will be led by his  Royal Challengers Bangalore  team-mate Kohli whom he described as one of the best captains in the world now. "I'd say Virat is one of the best captains at the moment, the most improved -- there's a big change from when I first saw him captaining to now.

"We know all about Virat Kohli, how determined he is as captain; he'll definitely come here trying to win and to make history," de Villiers said.

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