Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli arrived in Chennai on Thursday to hitch the franchise’s camp because it prepares for the opening recreation on IPL 2021. RCB will face Mumbai Indians within the curtain-raiser of the marquee match on April 9.
Kohli has already been within the bio-secure bubble with Staff India (through the England sequence) and can due to this fact not be serving a quarantine interval as he joins the RCB camp.
The official social media account of Royal Challengers Bangalore posted an image of Kohli to verify his arrival in Chennai.
“In case you thought we had been completed breaking the web for the day, assume once more! Captain Virat Kohli has arrived in Chennai #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021,” RCB wrote.
RCB’s star batsman AB de Villiers had additionally reached the town earlier on Thursday.
Deviating from its authentic format, there shall be no house matches for any franchise within the 2021 season of the IPL. Final 12 months, the whole lot of the match was performed within the United Arab Emirates as a result of COVID-19 pandemic — making it the primary time when the groups will not play house matches on Indian soil.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore are one of many three lively franchises within the Indian Premier League that are but to raise the title. Final 12 months, the RCB reached the playoff stage of the match however had been defeated by the Sunrisers Hyderabad within the eliminator.