"We're Not Here To Hang Out In Dubai": Virat Kohli Wants RCB Players To Respect Bio-Secure Protocols

“We’re Not Here To Hang Out In Dubai”: Virat Kohli Wants RCB Players To Respect Bio-Secure Protocols

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AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

IPL 2020 in UAE was hit by a major jolt when CSK said that their two players and a few members have tested positive for Covid-19. RCB captain Virat Kohli however has issued a stern warning to his players to maintain the required protocols in the bio-secure environment in Dubai.

Kohli said that the players are in UAE to play cricket and the bio-secure environment needs to be respected at all time. He also added that no one is in UAE to have fun, roam around or to hang out in Dubai. The Indian captain also mentioned that the current phase should be accepted by everyone and they should understand the privilege the players have.

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Dale Steyn with Virat Kohli. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

“We are all here to play cricket…The bio-bubble needs to be respected at all times for the tournament to happen eventually,” Virat Kohli said on Youtube show ‘Bold Diaries’.

“We are not here to have fun and roam around and you know say that ‘I want to hang out in Dubai’. That is not the time we are living in,” Kohli further added.

“Accept the phase that we are going through and understand the privilege that we have, just to be a part of the IPL. Everyone should accept that and not behave in a manner which situation doesn’t require them to,” he further said.

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RCB’s Virat Kohli (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

Kohli is still to help RCB clinch the IPL trophy. However, this year, they could change their fortunes had help the side bring home the title. RCB have some fine names in their ranks this season including the likes of AB de Villiers, Chris Morris and Dale Steyn.

The IPL 2020, meanwhile, is set to get underway from September 19. However the schedule for the lucrative tournament is still to be announcd.