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IPL 2021: Virat Kohli “Very Optimistic” About RCB’s Chances, Says “Have A Good Feeling This Time Around” | Cricket News

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli is “excited” to see the Indian Premier League (IPL) return to the nation after the thirteenth version of the event was held in UAE because of the coronavirus pandemic. Kohli is optimistic of RCB turning issues round this yr within the league because the groups battle it out in numerous “settings”. “It feels surreal. Honestly, it doesn’t feel like we went away for too long as there was a lot of cricket in between as well but yeah, very excited that we are playing in India again,” stated Kohli in a video posted on RCB’s Twitter web page.

“Although in a different way, in a different setting. I am very optimistic and yes I have a good feeling this time around,” he added.

RCB batsman AB de Villiers can nonetheless sense the momentum which his facet gained within the thirteenth version of the IPL in UAE.

RCB is ready to play the IPL 2021 opener towards Mumbai Indians on April 9 in Chennai and de Villiers feels the facet can keep on the profitable momentum from final yr’s event.

“It was a long journey. Very happy to be back with RCB, it feels like yesterday that we finished the IPL. I feel we have the momentum from the last tournament and we’ll have a lot of fun,” stated de Villiers.

“There are some new names but also old names, the people I have known for ages. Dan (Christian) has been with RCB before, it’s Maxi’s (Maxwell) first time but we all have seen him so often in the IPL, hopefully, a lot of games for us to win together,” he added

Both Kohli and de Villiers joined the staff bubble in Chennai on Thursday.

As per BCCI’s SOPs for IPL 2021, all gamers (aside from these from the India-England sequence), assist workers, and administration coming into the bubble must endure a seven-day quarantine of their resort rooms.


Every particular person will likely be examined a number of instances throughout this era, and upon returning adverse outcomes, they are going to be allowed to come back out of their rooms and begin out of doors coaching and apply periods.

Earlier this week, as many as 11 RCB gamers begun coaching for the 14th version of the IPL. 

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