Virat Kohli, the current captain of the Indian cricket team and Royal Challengers Bangalore, flaunted his new batting kit on Saturday as he gears up for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League [IPL].
The 13th edition of the cash-rich league is all set to take place in the United Arab Emirates from September 19th. The IPL Governing Council is all set to meet on August 02 to finalize all the details of the tournament.
Kohli and other Indian cricketers have not played competitive cricket since the month of March when the ODI series against South Africa was canceled. The Indian captain, who has been staying at his Mumbai residence during the lockdown, has been following his regular fitness regimes within the four walls and has been regularly posting the videos on social media.
Will Virat Kohli’s RCB benefit from IPL moving to the UAE?
Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore have endured three back-to-back forgettable seasons since finishing as runners-up in the 2016 edition.
The star-studded Challengers have finished with the wooden spoon in two of the last three IPL seasons, something they will be desperate to change in the forthcoming edition.
With the tournament shifting to the slow surfaces of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, many experts have delved on which side will benefit from the change in playing conditions.
Recently, former Indian opener Aakash Chopra had reckoned that RCB might benefit from playing on the big outfields of the UAE as he feels their ‘weak bowling’ wouldn’t get exposed that much as compared to the small Indian grounds.
”Batting conditions would not have much of an impact. In fact, certain teams may start feeling better. RCB for example, because when the grounds are big your bowling is not exposed that much even if it is weak. RCB I think might actually do well,” Aakash Chopra had said on his official Youtube channel.
Here’s what Virat Kohli posted in his Instagram stories: