Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli will likely be becoming a member of their base in Chennai on April 1 for the upcoming version of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Bangalore outfit, led by Kohli and having names like AB de Villiers and Yuzvendra Chahal in its ranks, will play the match opener towards defending champions Mumbai Indians on April 9 on the M.A.Chidambaram Stadium
Kohli, who left the Pune bio-bubble following India’s 2-1 win within the ODI sequence towards England, will likely be present process a seven-day quarantine upon his arrival in Chennai, as reported by ESPNCricinfo.
Earlier within the day, Kohli had shared a glimpse from his session the place he was understanding on a treadmill. Kohli will endure quarantine for seven days as per BCCI’s commonplace working procedures (SOPs) for the IPL amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
After profitable the ODI sequence on Sunday in Pune, Kohli had questioned the scheduling of the matches, hoping that the authorities will look into it.
“Scheduling must be checked out sooner or later, [especially] in these instances. As a result of taking part in in bio-bubbles will likely be tough, and everybody cannot have the identical psychological capability on a regular basis. I’m certain issues will likely be mentioned sooner or later,” he mentioned on the post-match presentation.
Immideately after collaborating within the final 12 months’s IPL within the UAE, Indian gamers have been busy in multi-series excursions towards Australia (away) and England (dwelling). They’ve performed eight Check matches, six ODIs and 6 T20 Internationals.
“Typically you do get cooked and also you do really feel like a little bit of a change. I’m certain issues will likely be mentioned and issues will change sooner or later as nicely. However a distinct match, it brings contemporary challenges heading into the IPL.”