Dubai: RCB captain Virat Kohli said that the team has got a new dimension due to the arrival of Sri Lankan players Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera but they are good for the first phase of IPL 2021. Don’t take performance lightly
Corona had postponed IPL
This season was postponed after several cases of coronavirus infection were found in the bio-bubble in May during the first phase of IPL 2021; its remaining matches will be played in the UAE from Sunday. .
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Virat launches blue jersey
Virat Kohli remembered players like Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson, who participated in the first phase, on the occasion of launching the team’s blue jersey before the start of the second phase.
Captain Virat Kohli and RCB Chairman Prathamesh Mishra unveiled the special Blue Jerseys of our stars will be wearing on the 20th of Sept against KKR. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021 #1Team1Fight #KKRvRCB #BlueForARason pic.twitter.com/7YPnv3OvCP
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 18, 2021
Support Zampa and Kane’s decision
Virat Kohli said, ‘We have made changes, we have got other players in their place. Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, who were with us in the first phase, decided not to play in the second leg. His decision is understandable.
Appreciation of Hasranga and Chamira
Virat Kohli said, ‘Both the players who have joined the team in their place are such who know these conditions very well. Wanidu Hasaranga, Dushmanta Chamira have played a lot of cricket in Sri Lanka and know how to play on such pitches.
Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmanta Chamira (Photo-RCB)
Strength from new player
Virat Kohli said, ‘We have not discussed much about the players leaving the team. We are feeling stronger with the arrival of these new players, these players have given a new dimension to the team.
RCB at number three in the points table
RCB are currently third in the points table with 5 wins from 7 matches, but captain Virat Kohli said that the team will start the second phase with the same passion and commitment that they showed in April-May.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 17, 2021
Kohli will not take any match lightly
Kohli said, ‘After playing for so long at this level you understand that even if you win seven matches in a row, you have to go into the 8th match with the same passion and commitment and professionalism. You cannot take anything lightly.
First clash with KKR
RCB is to take on Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi on Monday. In this match, the players of RCB led by Kohli will be wearing blue jerseys which will be like the color of PPE kits of warriors who risk their lives during the corona virus epidemic.
RCB will help by selling jersey
The jerseys signed by all the players will be auctioned by RCB and the proceeds will be used for free vaccination among the underprivileged communities in India.