The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most viewed and wealthiest league of sport in the world. The cash-rich tournament made an impression on the audience from the ball number one back in 2008. IPL has been a success story, many cricketers have made a name for themselves from its spotlight. After a triumphant run at 2008 ICC U-19 World Cup; India’s U-19 captain Virat Kohli was drafted into the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) side for the first-ever IPL season.
Virat Kohli came into the side as a teen prodigy in 2008, a decade later he emerged as the current generation’s best. The 31-year-old leads the Indian national team across all the three formats and to rubberstamp that credential, his batting has always been top-notch. He has captained India in two ICC tournaments so far and on both occasions, the Indian team reached the knockout phase of the tournament.
In a Star Sports show, Virat Kohli explained how playing in the IPL brings the best out of players in terms of bonding and interacting with players from different teams.
“You do play all your tournaments, which is one team versus another, ICC tournaments come every now and then, but even in ICC tournaments, you don’t really interact with the other team players or you see the other teams so often every now and then,” said the India and RCB skipper on a Star Sports show.
“But in the IPL, you are just probably meeting another team every second or third day and that’s the beauty of the IPL, you are playing in a different atmosphere,” he added
The RCB skipper absolutely loves the tournament, and there can be no reason for him not to.
“I absolutely love that tournament and also for the camaraderie which you share with so many new players that you play with,” he said.
“So many players that you have known for a long time now, not from your own country, those who you don’t see often, and there is one reason why everyone loves the IPL too, there is a connect, of players and fans and of viewers,” he added.
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