The IPL is just around the corner and excitement is in the air: RCB star Virat Kohli is gearing up for the new season

IPL 2022: Royal Challengers Bangalore star batter Virat Kohli posted his picture with the RCB kitbag from the hotel room ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League season.

IPL around the corner: RCB star Virat Kohli looking forward to the new season (courtesy of BCCI)

IPL around the corner: RCB star Virat Kohli looking forward to the new season (courtesy of BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Virat Kohli attends the Royal Challengers training camp in Bangalore
  • The former RCB captain has renewed energy for the tournament
  • He posted a picture on social media showing his excitement

Royal Challengers Bangalore star batter Virat Kohli is looking forward to playing as a pure batter and will look to take his franchise to the top of the IPL 2022 this season. Kohli joined RCB camp at the hotel in Mumbai on Monday and would start training after completing his duty quarantine period for the Indian Premier League.

Kohli went to his official social media handle on Tuesday to post his picture with the RCB kitbag out of the hotel room and captioned it: “IPL around the corner and the excitement is in the air.”

Kohli, who has been with the franchise since its inception in 2008, was the leader of the roster for eight seasons. However, former South African skipper Faf du Plessis has been announced as the RCB captain for the upcoming edition.

Ahead of joining the bio-bubble at the team hotel, Virat Kohli shared his initial thoughts on RCB Bold Diaries, where he elaborated on his glorious 15 years at RCB: “Wow, 15! It’s pretty incredible that the IPL has come this far. There is new energy because I am relieved of many responsibilities and duties. And life is a very good place. We have a child now, we have a family. For me it’s about just moving on with lots of life seeing joy and happiness and watching our child grow. Just doing what I love, which is play cricket. My focus is so clear now and it’s so specific about what I want to do. I just want to have fun and enjoy myself on the field. And to devote myself fully to this team and this franchise, as I have done for so many years without a load. I’m absolutely ready.”

Virat will spend the next two months within the confines of a biobubble, adding that he misses being just a few miles away from home. Virat Kohli shed a light on the quarantine, telling RCB Bold Diaries: “I would rather not have been here (at the hotel). Because I’m in Bombay and my home is literally 20 minutes from here and you can’t go home’, there’s nothing you can do. But it is what it is. You just have to go through the shows that are left to you, a catching up on a few shows, reading a book you’re still going through, and a lot of video calls at home.”

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