- Virat Kohli hopes bio-bubble will be stronger in UAE
- The second phase of IPL-14 will start from September 19
- Royal Challengers Bangalore will play their match on 20th
- Kohli hopes the bio-bubble will continue and it will be a great IPL
Terming the postponement of the fifth Test against England due to Kovid-19 as unfortunate, Indian captain Virat Kohli hoped that the bio-secure environment (bio-secure) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to deal with this ‘uncertain’ time. bubble) will be stronger.
The Indian captain, who led the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team in the tournament, postponed the fifth Test against England to be played at the Old Trafford ground along with some other players after national team colleague physio Yogesh Parmar was infected with Kovid-19. refused to play.
Kohli told RCB’s digital media platform, ‘It is unfortunate that we had to reach here early (in the context of coming to Dubai due to the cancellation of the Test), but things are very uncertain due to the corona virus.’
He said, ‘There is such a situation that anything can happen. Hopefully, we will be able to maintain a good, strong and safe environment and it will be a wonderful IPL.
The Indian captain said, “It is going to be an exciting phase. It is very important for us at Royal Challengers Bangalore and then for the Indian team in the T20 World Cup.
The second phase of IPL, which was postponed due to Kovid-19, will start on Sunday while Kohli’s team will play its first match of this phase on Monday. The team has some talented cricketers like Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga and Singapore batsman Tim David. The captain is happy with the arrival of these players.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Schedule
|Kolkata Knight Riders||September 20, 2021||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Chennai Super Kings||September 24, 2021||7:30 PM||Sharjah|
|Mumbai Indians||September 26, 2021||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|Rajasthan Royals||September 29, 2021||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|Punjab Kings||3 October. 2021||3:30 PM||Sharjah|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||October 6, 2021||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Delhi Capitals||October 8, 2021||7:30 PM||Dubai|
Kohli said, ‘I am in touch with everyone. We’ve had a lot of discussions over the past month. There have also been discussions about players taking the place of others in the team. Ultimately, we were able to rope in talented cricketers instead of our core players. “We will miss key players but the players who are coming in their place have great skills for these conditions (Dubai),” he said.
Kohli said, ‘I am looking forward to meeting him, looking forward to practice with everyone. We want to continue the good start (five wins from seven matches in the first leg).
Virat Kohli (BCCI-IPL)