The former Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli is seemingly hyping up the fans for the commencement of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League(IPL). The cash-rich tournament is just a couple of days away and the cricketers are as excited as the fans are. Ahead of the new season, Virat Kohli shared an old picture of him as he recalled his glittering batting performance in the 2016 edition of the T20 tournament.
Virat Kohli reminisces the stellar performance
Kohli took to his Twitter account and dropped the picture and wrote: “Not too long to go now.”
You can check it out below:
Not too long to go now⏳ pic.twitter.com/CzFOYqf53M
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 23, 2022
Kohli had then amassed 973 runs from 16 matches and had won the prestigious Orange Cap. He had then recorded 4 centuries, 6 half-centuries during the course of the tournament.
The franchise recently appointed new skipper, Faf du Plessis. After leading the side for a long nine years, Kohli is now completely focusing on his batting. With his ‘renewed energy,’ Virat Kohli is eyeing to showcase his batting prowess in the new season.
Ravi Shastri believes Virat Kohli took a ‘smart decision’
Recently, the former India coach Ravi Shastri thinks Virat Kohli has taken a “smart decision” by giving up captaincy from all forms of cricket, paving the way to express himself better in the upcoming Indian Premier League.
With the responsibilities of leading the side came huge pressure on Kohli that affected his batting in the last few seasons. Now, the burden is off his shoulders as he had stepped down from the leadership at the end of the last season. Now, he would be eyeing to achieve the success of the 2016 edition
“I think he has taken a smart decision of relinquishing captaincy. I would have still preferred if he stayed on as India’s red-ball captain but that’s his personal choice,” Shastri was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.com.
IPL 2022 will begin with the Chennai Super Kings taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. Speaking about RCB, they will lock horns with Punjab Kings in their first match of the tournament on Sunday.
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