Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli has a troublesome job on his hand as his group opens the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 marketing campaign towards defending champions Mumbai Indians in Chennai on Friday (April 9). Kohli motivated his boys in a pep discuss and requested them to play with depth all through the season.
“To all the new guys who have joined us, welcome to this amazing group. As you know from the guys who have played here in the past, the atmosphere, the energy throughout the season will be amazing and the only thing I expect from you guys is to make the most of the time that we spend on the field whether it is a practice session, game drills it is needless to mention. I expect the guys to play with intensity, that`s the way we have always played and that won’t change,” Kohli mentioned in a video posted by the official Twitter deal with of the RCB on Wednesday (April 7).
T-2 Days: Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers at RCB’s apply session
Full squad coaching at Chepauk, and a few pep discuss from the skilled of us, catch what occurred at yesterday’s apply session on @myntra presents Bold Diaries.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/RSXKv6xD6B
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 8, 2021
Kohli additional recalled final yr’s success because the aspect reached the playoffs. He mentioned it was the suitable path in the direction of their aim and this yr additionally he expects the identical.
“Last year was the great step in the right direction for us and I feel like our squad is even stronger this year and I expect good things to happen again. But a lot of enjoyment happened last year and the focus to make the most of the time we had especially in our practice sessions,” he added.
RCB head coach Simon Katich mentioned, “As you know, we had a great preparation so far tonight’s our big night and then tomorrow night. Everything is up on the board there but tonight where we get our work done, tomorrow night it will be more of a group training in terms of building and then for the guys who have come out of the quarantine to top up.”
RCB star participant AB de Villiers, who hit the nets after finishing his seven-day quarantine, is engaged on middling the balls within the nets. “Spent a lot of time in the room in the last week. It was quite intense coming out and hit the ground running and gave my 100 per cent. I was hitting the ball okay, not 100 per cent so I will come back tomorrow for a bit more. It is very enjoyable to be here and I`m very excited to plan another IPL with RCB boys,” he mentioned.
The 14th version of the IPL will get underway from Friday as RCB will start their marketing campaign towards Mumbai Indians on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
You can watch the Live Streaming of IPL 2021 opening match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Disney+ Hotstar from 730pm onwards on Friday.
(with ANI inputs)