IPL 2024
RCB Welcomes Back Virat Kohli With Fanfare Ahead Of IPL 2024
By CricShots - Mar 18, 2024 6:44 pm
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After months of anticipation, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has finally welcomed back their star player and cricketing icon, Virat Kohli, ahead of the Indian Premier League 2024. Kohli’s arrival in Bangalore on March 18 marked a momentous occasion for both the team and fans alike, as the skipper made his first public appearance in nearly three months.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli 

The 35-year-old, who recently embraced fatherhood for the second time, was greeted at the airport with much fanfare, with cameras capturing his every move. Kohli’s presence injected a renewed sense of excitement and anticipation into the RCB camp, as they gear up for the highly anticipated IPL season.

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As part of their pre-season preparations, RCB has organized the “RCB Unbox Event” at the iconic M Chinnaswamy Stadium on March 19. The event promises to be a thrilling affair, with fans eagerly awaiting the chance to interact with their favourite players. Adding to the excitement, RCB teased Kohli’s arrival with a video set to the popular tune of Alan Walker’s “Faded,” creating a buzz among supporters.

 

Despite their storied history in the IPL, RCB has yet to clinch the coveted trophy in their 16 years of existence. This season, they are determined to put an end to their title drought and make a strong statement on the field. Their campaign will kick off with a high-stakes clash against perennial rivals Chennai Super Kings on March 22, setting the stage for an electrifying showdown.

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In a departure from previous editions, the IPL 2024 will be held in two phases due to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in India. The initial phase, scheduled from March 22 to April 17, will feature a total of 21 matches as teams compete in a home-and-away format. The decision to split the tournament ensures minimal disruption while allowing fans to enjoy the cricketing action amidst the backdrop of national elections.