The 29 completed matches at the halfway stage of the tournament provided ample breathtaking performances to select the best XI from the season so far.
The RCB batsman recollected his experience of playing with the franchise's two big stars - Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
In India TV's post-match show Cricket Dhamaka, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar said that de Villiers' innings was the turning point of the game.
Royal Challengers Bangalore clinched the nail-biter to go to the top of the table once again.
Reaching the feat in his 161st innings, De Villiers surpassed Dhawan (168 innings) to become the third-fastest cricketer to the 5000 IPL runs after Warner (135 innings) and Kohli (157 innings).
De Villiers, 37, said he is going to communicate with South Africa head coach Mark Boucher towards the end of the IPL.
Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers's whirlwind half centuries propelled RCB to 204/4 and KKR scored 166/8 in reply.
The RCB star put on a masterclass of an innings when his 34-ball 76, along with Glenn Maxwell's counter-attacking 78, helped Royal Challengers Bangalore to an imposing 204 for four against Kolkata Knight Riders
Rohit, en route to his 32 off 25, laced with two boundaries and two sixes, also reached the milestone of 4000 T20 runs as a captain.
RCB have never won an IPL title.
Mark Boucher revealed that he had a conversation with de Villiers before the latter's departure to India for the IPL.
De Villiers, 37, had not played any competitive cricket since the 2020 IPL in which RCB were knocked out in the first Eliminator on November 6.
Maxwell, who aggregated just 108 in 13 matches at an average of just over 15 in IPL 2020, was picked by the Bangalore-based outfit in the mini-auction earlier this year.
Glenn Maxwell made an impressive start to the 2021 IPL campaign with RCB, scoring 39 off 28 deliveries in the 160-run chase.
AB de Villiers smashed a 27-ball 48 and guided Royal Challengers Bangalore to a two-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2021 opener on Friday.
Sent into bat, Mumbai Indians scored 159 for nine against Royal Challengers Bangalore. In reply, RCB completed the job in the final ball of the match with South African genius de Villiers leading the way.
Harshal produced a death over masterclass with a five-wicket haul and restricted MI to 159/9 at Chepauk.
De Villiers had earlier spoken on RCB's Bold Diaries video about his preparations and net sessions ahead of the IPL.
Maxwell added that he wants to bring energy to the team.
The former South African captain included RCB's Virat Kohli and MI skipper Rohit Sharma in the XI, but chose Chennai Super Kings' MS Dhoni to lead his side.