With just one day to go before the start of IPL 2021, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli addressed his teammates in an energized and riveting speech. He tried to take all the newcomers at Royal Challengers Bangalore under his wing ahead of the start of the IPL 2021 ahead of RCB’s opener on Friday. RCB, who made it to the IPL playoffs last year, made some good purchases during the mini auction such as Kyle Jamieson and Glenn Maxwell headlining the exciting new bunch of players.
Some of the other players signed by RCB during the mini auction also include all-rounder Dan Christian, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddin, Suyash Prabhudesai and KS Bharat. Let’s find out more about the RCB skipper’s speech.
Virat Kohli Gives a Riveting Speech to his RCB Teammates
RCB’s Twitter handle shared a tweet wherein it was revealed that captain Virat Kohli gathered all RCB players prior to the practice session and delivered a riveting, motivational speech in the way only he can. He said
“To all the new guys who have joined RCB, welcome to this amazing group of guys. As you know from the guys that have played here in the past, the atmosphere, the energy throughout the season will be amazing. The only thing I expect from the guys is to make the most of the time spent on the field. Whether it’s practice sessions, needless to mention, I expect guys to show intensity. That’s the way we have always played and that won’t change,” Kohli said.
Here’s the tweet:
T-2 Days: Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers at RCB’s practice session— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 8, 2021
Full squad training at Chepauk, and some pep talk from the experienced folks, catch what happened at yesterday’s practice session on @myntra presents Bold Diaries.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/RSXKv6xD6B
During his speech, captain Virat Kohli emphasized on the need to make the most of the opportunities and stressed that it was the major reason behind RCB having a good season in IPL 2020. “Last year was a great step in the right direction for us and I feel like our squad is even stronger this year. I expect good things to happen again,” Kohli added.
“But a lot of enjoyment happened last year and the focus was to make the most of the time we had, especially in our practice sessions. There was no mucking around, there was no wasting time. We were professionals in what we wanted to do and had a lot of fun as well through the season.”
Kohli backed the new additions and sounded confident of them contributing immensely to the team. “I am backing you, the management is backing you. Players who have been selected, we believe they are going to contribute to the culture that RCB has, and to the plans that we’re going to execute on the field,” the RCB captain said.
“If we all believe together, we can do some really special things this season. All of us should look forward to it, I certainly look forward to it. So let’s get off to a good start boys.”
RCB are all set to take on the defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of IPL 2021.