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Virat Kohli Signs Jersey And Poses With Young RCB Fan In Centurion
By CricShots - Dec 27, 2023 7:19 pm
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The name Virat Kohli is synonymous with the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Since joining the franchise in 2008, Kohli has become its beating heart, its talismanic leader, and its highest run-scorer. Yet, one elusive dream remains unfulfilled – lifting the IPL trophy for RCB. As the 2024 season approaches, a renewed hunger burns within Kohli to break the jinx and etch his name in RCB’s golden annals.

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Virat Kohli signs RCB jersey for a young fan

Recently, while on Test duty in South Africa, Kohli encountered a young RCB fan in Centurion. The heartwarming video, shared by RCB on X, showcased the King’s signature warmth as he signed the fan’s jersey and posed for a photo. It’s a moment that perfectly captures the bond Kohli shares with the “12th Man Army,” the unwavering RCB fanbase who have stood by him through thick and thin.

RCB captioned the post, “He’s going to treasure that one for life. No matter where he goes, The King’s always got time for the 12th Man Army.”

 

Virat Kohli’s statistics for RCB are a testament to his dedication. He has amassed 7263 runs in 237 matches, boasting a strike rate of 130.02 and seven centuries, four of which came in his glorious 2016 season. That year, Kohli amassed a record-breaking 973 runs, a feat that remains unsurpassed in IPL history, yet fell short of securing the elusive trophy.

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Last season, Kohli roared back to form with 639 runs in 14 matches, reminding everyone of his batting prowess. This year, he carries the hopes of a franchise hungry for success. Having relinquished captaincy to Faf du Plessis in 2021, Kohli’s sole focus is on bringing the IPL crown home.

RCB boasts a formidable squad, a loyal fanbase, and strong support staff. However, their Achilles heel has been their inability to capitalize on crucial moments. This year, Kohli will be instrumental in guiding the team through these pressure situations, drawing upon his experience and unwavering determination.

Beyond RCB, Kohli enters 2024 with a slew of personal goals. Having reached 50 ODI centuries at the 2023 World Cup and claiming the Player of the Tournament title, he will be eager to lead India to its first Test series win in South Africa and reclaim the T20 World Cup in 2024.

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But there’s no doubt that the IPL trophy occupies a special space in Kohli’s heart. He has poured his blood, sweat, and tears into RCB, and 2024 presents the perfect opportunity to finally break the curse and etch his name in the franchise’s history. With the King at the helm and a team hungry for success, RCB is poised to roar in 2024. The question remains: will this finally be the year Kohli and RCB lift the coveted trophy? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure – the chase is on, and the King is leading the charge.