Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has recently opened up about their squad ahead of this season. He also shared his excitement for having Glenn Maxwell on his team and added that they will try to begin their search for the IPL title when the tournament starts on April 9.
However, RCB bought Maxwell for a whopping Rs 14.25 crore, who was released by Punjab Kings earlier this season. Meanwhile, the Australian all-rounder had a very poor record in the cash-rich league but teams still invest in him.
“We wanted Maxi, specifically targeted him at the auction in February. You obviously feel great when things end up happening to where you thought they would. Zamps sent me that picture of them (Zampa and Maxwell) at a practice session handing over the RCB cap even before the auction happened. Zamps a very funny guy, thought it was hilarious and I sent it to Maxi as well. He’s a good guy, we’ve caught up in the past as well when I was in Australia on a tour. He’s just very happy to be in RCB and I see a different energy about him this time,” Kohli told RCB’s Danish Sait.
Virat Kohli further added that he doesn’t want anyone in his squad to be in the focus as it creates pressure on the player which he believes affect the player’s performance.
“We have a squad where we don’t want anyone to be the focal point of the team, we want a strong squad all over that can feed off each other and have a great balance and move forward in one direction. And that has to be the communication within our group as well. No one is going to be put in with the most amount of load and the others just do auxiliary work. Everyone has to pull together so the weight is spread evenly and then all the situations can be tackled accordingly,” Virat Kohli concluded,
IPL 2021 will begin with two-time defending champions Mumbai Indians facing Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Friday, April 9.