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RCB Receives Warm Welcome in Chennai Ahead Of IPL 2024 Opener
By CricShots - Mar 20, 2024 12:32 pm
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Virat Kohli and the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) team were greeted with warmth and enthusiasm upon their arrival at Chennai airport late on Tuesday, March 19. Their presence in the city signifies the beginning of the much-anticipated clash against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the upcoming 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL).

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RCB players reach Chennai ahead of IPL 2024 opener

The eagerly awaited match is scheduled to take place at the iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on March 22, Friday. Fresh off the heels of their recent rebranding, RCB draws inspiration from the success of their women’s team in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024.

Led by Smriti Mandhana, the team secured the trophy with a dominant performance against the Delhi Capitals in the final. With this victory, the Faf du Plessis-led RCB aims to achieve a rare double triumph this season, setting their sights on the coveted IPL title.

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Despite reaching the final on three previous occasions, RCB has yet to claim the championship. The team’s spirits are further lifted with the return of Virat Kohli to the field after a brief hiatus due to personal reasons. Upon their arrival in Chennai, Kohli and the entire RCB squad were greeted with thunderous cheers from their devoted fans.

During the RCB Unbox event held at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on March 19, Virat Kohli shared his aspirations for the men’s team to replicate the success of their female counterparts.

Expressing his deep emotional connection to the franchise, Kohli reiterated his unwavering commitment to RCB, affirming that he has no intention of leaving the team. The veteran batter, a cornerstone of the Bengaluru-based franchise since its inception, revealed his long-held dream of clinching an IPL title.

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“Hopefully we can double it up with the trophies. That’ll be something truly special. I am always going to be here, try to be part of the group that wins it for the first time. I will try my best with my ability and experience to do it for the fans and the franchise. It is a dream of mine as well to know what it feels like to win the IPL,” Virat Kohli expressed emotionally during the event, encapsulating his determination and devotion to the team’s success.