Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Captain Virat Kohli Thursday said the side will not decline during the intensity level Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 just because There will be no rush. The IPL 2020 is to be played in the UAE from 19 September to 10 November in three venues – Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The first half of the tournament will be played behind closed doors and there will be no rush against Coronavirus as a precaution.
On Thursday, RCB President Sanjeev Churiwala along with Kohli, Parthiv Patel and Devadatta Padikkal paid tribute to “COVID Heroes” during a virtual press conference.
Kohli said during the virtual press conference, “We all have thought about playing in front of empty stadiums. It would be a strange feeling. I cannot deny it.”
“At the end of the day, you understand why you’ve started playing the game, now you have a chance to show how much you love the game. Crowds are a wonderful part of any sport but there is nothing like it For which you play the game.
“This time we have an opportunity to bring happiness to so many people, our intensity and level of passion will not fall just because there is no crowd,” he said.
Asked how the side has adapted to live in a bio-safe bubble, Kohli said: “We discussed to appreciate the things that are around you, we all know what we need to do is.”
“We know what we can do in this bio-safe bubble and now we have relaxed because we have accepted that there is no frustration of any kind in the situation we are living in and for me This is the biggest lesson. ” So far epidemic, ”he said.
Wicketkeeper batsman Parthiv Patel also said that the team has adopted new guidelines of the game during the training sessions.
Patel said, “I remember, even after seven days of separation, I was very excited to meet everyone. During the training, we were dumbfounded that we couldn’t put saliva on the ball and we had other The new rules have also changed. “
He said, “This is about being safe. This is my third year at RCB and we have been fantastic this year. We want to bring a smile to everyone’s faces.”
Mumbai Indians and CSK will face the tournament opener on September 19 in Abu Dhabi. RCB will play Sunrisers Hyderabad on 21 September in their opening match.
RCB team: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Man Singh, Moin Ali, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dubey, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Josh Films. , Pavan Deshpande, Dale Steyn, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Adam Zampa.
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