IPL 2018 will start on April 7 and the teams are sweating it out ahead of battling it out on the field.
All the eight franchises have made sure that their players get the time to settle in while they figure out the best possible XI ahead of their respective opening encounters.
While we are talking about working hard on and off the cricket field, Virat Kohli’s name does find a mention.
The Indian skipper is captaining the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) side in the IPL and the team has already made headlines for making the ‘yo-yo test’ mandatory for players.
Kohli, known for his work ethic, has made sure the team that he leads is at par with him. On that note, Kohli along with Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum were seen “warming up for the IPL”, not on the field, but on the stage.
In a video posted by Chahal on his official Instagram handle, the three players from RCB can be spotted doing a synchronised dance for what appears to be a commercial advertisement. “Warming up for the IPL with these legends @virat.kohli @bazmccullum42 #PlayBold #IAMRCB #newtwist #moreturn.” the video captioned.
RCB play their opening game against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 8. The Banglore franchise retained Kohli prior to the auctions for a record amount.
They roped in Chahal by RTM. Apart from Kohli, RCB also retained South African batting prodigy AB de Villiers and to everyone’s surprise, youngster Sarfaraz Khan.This edition of the IPL is special in its own way as the cash-rich T20 tournament enters a new decade, with the rosters of all the eight franchises have been heavily changed.
The IPL 2018 promises to be an exciting affair with Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals making a comeback after being suspended for two years.
Originally Published In The Times Now
News credit : Indiatimes