India and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has expressed optimism regarding things moving in the right direction with respect to the novel COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking during an Instagram live session with former South Africa captain and current RCB batsman AB de Villiers, Kohli opined that things will change after the situation gets back to normal.
“I am quite optimistic that at some stage we will definitely have something because things are moving in the right direction. When things are back to normal, I don’t see things getting back to like they were before everything happened.
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“I think there are gonna be a lot of changes. A lot of discipline has to be shown by people everywhere. What I have seen in this phase is there are a lot of times when you get egoistic and you think ‘I’m doing this and I’m doing that’ but in reality, you are controlling nothing,” Kohli was quoted as saying.
Virat Kohli reveals dreams of winning IPL at RCB alongside AB de Villiers
Coming on the back of leading India to victory in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup, Kohli found a spot in Royal Challengers’ squad. Having played for the franchise for 12 years now, Kohli has done much of the heavy-lifting in the batting department but he hasn’t been able to lead RCB to a title in seven attempts as captain.
Remembering the 12-year long “amazing journey”, Kohli revealed that it is his dream to win a season of Indian Premier League alongside de Villiers at RCB. Furthermore, the 31-year old player also asserted that he will never leave the franchise irrespective of how they play.
“It’s been 12 years and it’s such an amazing journey, so surreal. You have been here nine years yourself. For a lot of people, it’s all about obviously we want to achieve the ultimate goal for RCB. We have come close thrice [in 2009, 2011 and 2016] but haven’t made it.
“That’s always gonna be our dream together and I was just thinking there is no way in any scenario that I can ever think of leaving this team. Because of the love and care, the franchise has shown. You can feel emotional about the season going well or not but to have that loyalty with Bangalore, with RCB its quite surreal. Till the time I play IPL, regardless of how we play, I’ll never leave this team,” Kohli said.