Just yesterday, Virat Kohli led Team India to a thrilling 7-run victory over England in the third ODI to win the series 2-1. Today, the Indian skipper is at it again, this time preparing for the upcoming Indian Premier League 2021.
Kohli captained India to beat England in the Test Series, T20 Series, and the ODI Series. He is now hoping to continue the same trend with the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The RCB batsman, on his official Twitter handle, posted a short clip of his workout routine on Monday.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 29, 2021
Kohli expresses concerns about the bubble life
Following the ODI win on Sunday, the 32-year-old warned that players may feel ‘cooked’ in the bubble life.
He mentioned that scheduling is something that needs to be looked at in the future as playing in bubbles for months at a stretch can be “very, very difficult.”
This is certainly not a new development for the players, given that bio-secure bubbles have been the norm for quite some time now.
The 2020 IPL in the UAE was conducted along the same lines; the same was the case with India’s tour of Australia and England’s recent tour of India.
However, things are bound to be different in the IPL as players head into the intense, action-packed T20 tournament. It may be challenging for the players to keep up the mental endurance, especially when playing in empty stadiums amidst strict protocols.
Can RCB break the deadlock this time?
After yet another gut-wrenching season in the IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore will be hoping to start afresh. Their skipper is in superb form, having scored 5 half-centuries in his last 8 matches.
The presence of AB de Villiers and Glen Maxwell also adds a lot of depth to their batting line-up.
Bowling wise, they have Adam Zampa, Washington Sundar, Kane Richardson, and Kyle Jamieson. On paper, the team looks good but in reality, as previous seasons have shown, anything can happen.
The IPL 2021 will start on April 9, with RCB playing Mumbai Indians in the opener. The final will be played on May 30 in Ahmedabad.