I Have A Good Feeling This Time Around - Virat Kohli 'Very Optimistic' Of RCB's Chances In IPL 2021

I Have A Good Feeling This Time Around – Virat Kohli ‘Very Optimistic’ Of RCB’s Chances In IPL 2021

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

Virat Kohli, captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, is positive that his side will not only improve their performance from the last season but is well-equipped to win the IPL altogether. RCB finished 4th on the points table in IPL 2020 and was knocked out by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator.

Virat Kohli has landed in Chennai for RCB’s first game in the season opener against defending champions Mumbai Indians on April 9th. The right-hander himself is in sublime form having bagged the Man of the Series award in the 5-match T20I series against England; he struck a couple of more fifties in the ODI series. Also, fans could expect Virat Kohli to re-create his 2016 IPL magic as the skipper himself has confirmed that he will open this season.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

The 3-time runners-ups splurged out big cash at the IPL auction in February for players such as Kyle Jamieson (INR 15 crore), Glenn Maxwell (INR 14.25 crore), Daniel Christian (INR 4.8 crore) in a bid to overcome their shortcomings of the last season.

“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. Although in a different way, in a different setting. I am very optimistic and yes I have a good feeling this time around,” Virat Kohli said in a video posted on the franchise’s official Twitter handle.

I feel we have the momentum from the last tournament: AB de Villiers

Superstar batsman AB de Villiers has also arrived in Chennai and echoes with his skipper’s words. De Villiers, who on multiple occasions bailed the team out from a precarious situation last year, opines that they will continue with the momentum build-up from last season, and is excited to work with the likes of Maxwell and Christian.

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers (Image Credit: Twitter)

“It was a long journey. Very happy to be back, 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. There are some new names but also old names, the people I have known for ages.

“Dan (Christian) has been with 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,” the South African said.

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