RCB captain Virat Kohli enjoyed a light moment with team.© Virat Kohli/Instagram
Virat Kohli is having fun with his Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) mates ahead of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. In full training mode with just over a week left for the league to commence, RCB enjoyed a light moment with the players idling out by the pitch and Kohli shared a picture from the evening on social media, captioning it “If you end up having fun, every moment becomes magical.” Fellow batsmen AB de Villiers and Devdutt Padikkal and coach Simon Katich are seen relaxing along side the RCB group.
RCB are yet to win the IPL even after 12 seasons. They have got been the finalists on three occasions – 2009, 2011 and 2016 – but haven’t been in a position to receive past the last hurdle.
Their final IPL last, in 2016, was once on the back of Kohli’s run juggernaut as he accumulated 973 runs with four centuries that season – the highest aggregate in a unmarried IPL season.
Ahead of IPL 2020, Kohli has said that this is the most balanced squad he is had all the way through his time at the team since 2016 and stated recently that players are “getting back into the intensity levels that we would like”.
Overall, the 31-year-old top order batsman has 5412 IPL runs, the most in IPL history, with five centuries and 36 fifties.
RCB play their first match of the tournament on September 21 against SunRisers Hyderabad in Dubai.
IPL 2020 gets underway on September 19 with the defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on the 2018 champions Chennai Super Kings.
The IPL has been moved out of India to the UAE because of the have an effect on of the COVID-19 pandemic in India, which has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases on the earth.
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