Mike Hesson
Mike Hesson. Credits: IPL

Virat Kohli probably won’t be the skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) anymore, yet he stays to be one of the most powerful figures in world cricket and a good example for a few youths. Mike Hesson, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Director of cricket operations, said that Kohli is the person who has acquired the senior players of the group together and truly focuses on the youngsters.

Talking on RCB Bold Diaries, Hesson made sense of how Virat Kohli finds opportunities to enjoy with youngsters, eats with them, and wants to know them better.

Mohammed Siraj and Virar Kohli
Mohammed Siraj and Virar Kohli (Image: Twitter)

It’s Quite A Natural Way With How Virat Kohli Deals With The People: Mike Hesson

“Virat is obviously a key part of that, being our Ex-Captain, and such an influential character, but he also brought a whole lot of senior players for the ride that he can engage with.

All the young guys love him because he cares, actually genuinely talks and sit to have breakfast with them, gets to know them, sits them by the pool, whatever it is to actually build that group and he does that organically, it’s not fake, it’s quite a natural way with how he deals with people,” Hesson said.

Virat Kohli IPL 2022
Virat Kohli. (Photo: IPL)

RCB are one of the teams to qualify for playoff games following Mumbai Indians’ success over Delhi Capitals (DC). After a disastrous show with the bat, Kohli rediscovered his form for RCB as he crushed a 54-ball 73 against Gujarat Titans.

Mike Hesson Shares Insights Of What Goes Behind Building A Franchise

Mike Hesson, Virat Kohli
Mike Hesson, Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

Sharing insights concerning the work that goes behind building a franchise, Hesson added:

“I think it is more about having some real consistency of how we go about our work; you try to limit those ups and downs that happen in any IPL.

“It is all about being calm under pressure, in terms of, what your response is when you are under the pump, do you panic, do you make horrible changes, or do you believe in what you’re trying to do?

A lot of work goes behind the scenes in terms of making sure we are clear on how we want to play our cricket, and then about who are the people that can fulfill those roles.”

RCB will take on Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in Eliminator of the fifteenth edition of IPL on May 25. Hardik Pandya and Co. turned into the first side to qualify for the final with a 7-wicket prevail upon Rajasthan Royals (RR).

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