IPL 2023: Virat Kohli – Virat Kohli returned to Mumbai after India’s 2-1 series loss to Australia. Paparazzi clicked the former India captain at the airport looking visibly dejected. However, Kohli put aside the disappointment and signed an autograph for a fan before zooming off in the car. After a couple of days of break, the 34-year-old will return to Bangalore and prepare for the 16th season of the Indian Premier League. Before that, RCB have planned an Unbox event at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, wherein fans will get to the legendary trio of Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Chris Gayle. Follow IPL 2023 Live Updates with InsideSport.IN.
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Kohli returned to form in the final ODI against Australia as he scored a valiant 54. While the effort was not enough to win the game, the knock augurs well for RCB. The Faf du Plessis-led side will kick off IPL 2023 season by playing a game against Bangalore on April 2. Kohli, who struggled for form last season, will be eager to bounce back strongly in this edition of IPL in the opening role.
IPL 2023: Faf du Plessis joins RCB camp ahead of official practice on Sunday
RCB skipper Faf du Plessis has joined the team camp in Bengaluru ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season, starting on March 31. The South African, who took over the captaincy from Virat Kohli in the 2022 season, was last seen in action during the inaugural edition of SA20, where he led the Joburg Super Kings to the semi-finals.
Captain Faf is HOME! 😎
Leading from the front, captain Faf du Plessis arrives in Bengaluru and speaks about his current form, wanting to experience the support of 12th Man Army at the Chinnaswamy and more…#PlayBold #ನಮ್ಮRCB #IPL2023 @faf1307 pic.twitter.com/3T3kgdWXTe
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 22, 2023
After reaching Bengaluru, the RCB skipper spoke about his form and also expressed his excitement for playing in front of the packed stadium. “It’s great to be back in Bangalore. I didn’t really get to experience the home crowd last season. Excited for this year, because I will be playing in front of a packed stadium. I am really looking forward to that,” Faf said in a video posted by RCB on their social media.
RCB had a brilliant IPL season last year, finishing fourth with eight in 14 matches. Coming for his second stint with RCB, du Plessis will be hoping to help his side get their hands on the elusive IPL trophy this time.
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