Former Indian player Irfan Pathan revealed about a chat with Virat Kohli recently in which the latter told him that he wants to enjoy cricket. Pathan also feels that Kohli will be more expressive this time. Virat Kohli is set to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022.
However, Kohli will not be the skipper of the team this time. He left captaincy after the 2021 season. The team retained Kohli in the squad and has named Faf du Plessis as the new skipper. Virat Kohli was the captain of RCB since the 2013 season.
IPL 2022 Auction | IPL 2022 Teams | IPL News and Updates | IPL 2022 Schedule | ICC Teams Rankings | ICC Players Rankings
Also Read: IPL 2022: ‘Your Mindset Can’t Be The Same In Every Innings’: Shubman Gill Dismisses Talks Regarding His Low Strike Rate
Virat Kohli Told Me He Wants To Enjoy Cricket: Irfan Pathan
While speaking on Star Sports, former India pacer Irfan Pathan said that Virat Kohli will be an on-field mentor for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022.
“I recently had a great chat with Virat Kohli and one thing he was constantly saying was that I want to enjoy my cricket, I want to go out there are express myself – and RCB will give him that kind of pleasure. He’s not a captain, but he’ll definitely be an on-field mentor for RCB and I think he will enjoy that role as well where he will, go out there and express himself,” Irfan Pathan said.
Also Read: PAK vs AUS: Watch – Babar Azam Takes A Brilliant One-Handed Catch At Slip To Dismiss Usman Khawaja
The cricketer-turned-commentator also said that Virat Kohli does not have the skipper’s responsibility in this season and hence will be a lot more expressive on the field.
“He will definitely go out there and perform and we will see the Virat Kohli, the kind of expressive Kohli we see but more fun because he doesn’t have that kind of responsibility right now being the captain and when you are a captain you are looking after the result, you’re looking after the other team’s strategy, the playing XI…he won’t have that kind of responsibility he will love that,” Irfan Pathan added.
IPL 2022 begins on March 26. In the opening clash, Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Royal Challengers Bangalore will play their first match against Punjab Kings. The encounter takes place on March 27 at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai.
Get All Cricket match prediction and fantasy Tips – CLICK HERE
Cricket Match Prediction | Today Match Fantasy Prediction | Fantasy Cricket Tips | Cricket News and Updates | Cricket Live Score