‘Kya baat hai yaar’: Virat Kohli happy to be back at RCB den ahead of IPL 2024 | Cricket News


New Delhi: Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli Delighted to join the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) camp to prepare for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) starting from March 22.
“It feels really good to be back,” Kohli admitted his happiness as he looks forward to representing his franchise in the much-awaited tournament once again. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are set to face RCB in the South Indian encounter. Derby in the first match of IPL at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
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Kohli has been absent from competitive cricket since the end of the two T20 matches against Afghanistan in January. His absence was extended to the five-match Test series against England at home due to the birth of his son Akay in London.
Wearing a round-neck T-shirt with 'Dad' written on the back, Kohli couldn't control his emotions as he entered the gym area and said, “Kya baat hai yaar.”
“It feels really good to be back, first of all playing cricket. Also, it's exciting to be back in Bangalore for the start of the IPL season. Same feelings, same emotions. I haven't been off the media radar for two months, I've been .You can say normalcy. I am very happy to be back, I hope all the fans are also happy and excited,” Kohli shared his thoughts in a video posted by RCB on social media platform X.

This IPL season holds significant significance for Kohli, especially given the recent success of the women's RCB team, which won its first Women's Premier League (WPL) title.WPL) won the title by defeating Delhi Capitals in the final at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
As the highest run scorer in IPL history, everyone's eyes will be on Kohli's performance. With 7,263 runs in 237 matches and 229 innings, Kohli has an average of 37.24 and a strike rate of 130.02. His highest score of 113 reflects his batting prowess, he has scored seven centuries and 50 fifties in his IPL career, the most by any batsman.

Last season, Kohli was the fourth-highest run-scorer with 639 runs at an impressive average of 53.25 and strike rate of 139.82. His best score of 101* included two centuries and six fifties.
Despite his individual talent, Kohli's efforts failed to take his team to the playoffs. Given his track record and determination, all eyes will be on Kohli as he aims to lead RCB to success in the upcoming IPL season.
(With ANI inputs)

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