The captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Virat Kohli was seen giving a pep-talk to his teammates ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 tournament opener against defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI). RCB posted a video on Twitter in which the skipper can be seen giving a pep talk to his teammates, backing the new recruits of the franchise to do well in the upcoming season.
Talking to his players, Virat Kohli said, “I am backing you, the management is backing you, players who have been selected, we believe they are going to contribute to the culture that RCB has and do the plans we want to execute on the field. If we all believe together, we can do some really special things this season.”
T-2 Days: Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers at RCB’s practice session
Full squad training at Chepauk, and some pep talk from the experienced folks, catch what happened at yesterday’s practice session on @myntra presents Bold Diaries.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/RSXKv6xD6B
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 8, 2021
The RCB skipper further mentioned that he expects all the players of the squad to bring in intensity be it in a practice session or during drills ahead of a game.
Virat added, “The only thing I expect from the guys is to make most of the time whether it is a practice session, game drills, needless to say I expect the guys to play with intensity. That’s the way we’ve always played and that won’t change.”
RCB reached the playoffs in the 13th edition of the tournament, and Kohli feels that their squad is even stronger now with the new players that have joined the setup.
The Bangalore-based franchise bought the services of Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, and Daniel Christian among eight new recruits. Talking about the new faces, Kohli said, “Last year was a great step in the right direction for us and I feel like our squad is even stronger this year. I expect good things to happen again.”