RCB are in the UAE for IPL 2020 & the three time finalists are gearing up for the tournament with three of their star players Virat Kohli, AB DE Villiers and Yuzvendra Chahal – getting accustomed to the off-field formalities like photo shoots in team jerseys.
RCB posted a picture on social media showing Kohli, De Villiers and Chahal posing identically in team jerseys. Captioned “Aren’t we looking match ready?” The picture creative brings under attention the time of the year when the players from different nationalities came together under one umbrella to play the IPL.
Kohli who is the captain of RCB since 2012 led RCB to finals of IPL in 2016 but the following three seasons have been underwhelming as RCB finished at the bottom of the table in 2019 and 2017 and got the sixth place in 2018 in the eight-team tournament.
However Kohli is the highest scorer of the IPL series with 5412 runs at 37.84 with five outstanding centuries. Chahal is RCB’s highest wicket taker among the spinners by grabbing 100 wickets by playing just 84 matches while AB de Villiers is the second highest scorer for RCB with 4395 runs.
Kohli has started working out immediately on arriving in UAE where he has been quarantined for six days as per the BCCI protocol. Yesterday RCB also posted a picture on social media of a sweat-full Kohli posing for the camera after a session of workout. There was also some doubt over the participation of South African players like De Villiers with the prevailing coronavirus pandemic but AB De Villiers landed in Dubai along with Dale Steyn and Chris Morris on August 22 to join the RCB squad.