The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper, Virat Kohli was happy with the way the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 player auction went for the Bangalore-based franchise, on Thursday. RCB spent big money as they managed to buy the services of Kyle Jamieson and Glenn Maxwell for ₹15 crores and ₹14.25 crores respectively. RCB also roped in another overseas player by signing Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian for ₹4.80 crores.
RCB took to Twitter on Saturday where they shared a video in which their skipper Kohli reflected on the auction. RCB reached the play-offs last year but were knocked out by SunRisers Hyderabad in the eliminator. Kohli said that he reckons that the new additions in the RCB camp can help the franchise go a couple of steps further in the upcoming season.
“I just want to say it again, to the best fanbase… We look forward to your support”- Captain Kohli addresses RCB fans and shares his views about the recently concluded #IPLAuction and our #ClassOf2021@imVkohli#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers pic.twitter.com/qUxt9xTVSj
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 20, 2021
In the video, Virat Kohli was heard saying, “We are very very happy with our buys and the results we had in the auction. We got what we wanted for the balance and the strength of our squad. We’ve had a really good season last year and I truly believe that the new additions are going to propel us in the right direction forward and hopefully a couple of more steps further than last year.”
Kohli was seen showering praises on the RCB fan base and said that he is itching to get back on the field and get going for the franchise.
Virat also added, “Just want to say once again, to the best fan base, we look forward to your support and hopefully we’ll see a lot of you at the grounds this time in the IPL and can’t wait to be back and get going for RCB. So see you all soon.”
Apart from the three overseas signings, RCB also managed to invest wisely in some of the domestic talents at the auction. They bought Sachin Baby, Mohammed Azharuddin, Suyash Prabhudesai, Rajat Patidar, and Kona Srikar Bharat.