Captain of the Royal Challengers in Bangalore They grow kohli arrived in Chennai on Thursday to join the franchise camp as it prepares for the opening game IPL 2021. RCB will face the Mumbai Indians in the curtain of the tent tournament on April 9.
Kohli was already in the bio-protected balloon with Team India (during the English series) and will therefore not endure a quarantine period when he joins the RCB camp.
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s official social media account posted a photo of Kohli to confirm his arrival in Chennai.
“If you think we’re done breaking the internet for the day, think again! Captain Virat Koli has arrived in Chennai #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers # IPL2021,” RCB writes.
The RCB star batsman AB de Villiers had also reached the city earlier on Thursday.
Deviating from its original format, there will be no home games for any franchise in the 2021 IPL season. Last year, the entire tournament was played in the United Arab Emirates due to the COVID-19 pandemic – which made it the first time the teams would not play home matches on Indian soil.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are one of the three active franchises in the Indian Premier League that have yet to lift the title. Last year, RCB reached the playoffs, but was defeated by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the knockout stages.