Home > News >

Virat Kohli: IPL is a lot of enjoyment for players

Kohli was named the player of the tournament in ICC World Twenty20 (T20) 2014 © PTI
Virat Kohli was named the player of the tournament in ICC World Twenty20 (T20) 2014 © PTI

Mumbai: Apr 13, 2014

The critics might say that Indian Premier League (IPL) is adding to the players’ burden in a packed international calendar but Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday said that the Twenty20 (T20) event actually helps them relax and enjoy themselves.

“The more we enjoy cricket, it will be that much better in IPL. In IPL there is a lot of enjoyment of players. Everybody is relaxed coming from international schedule. There is a good atmosphere and we will try to utilise it,” said the 25-year-old at the team’s jersey launch event.

Kohli, on a high after being named the player of the tournament in the recently-concluded ICC World Twenty20 (T20) 2014, said he is aiming to take RCB to its maiden IPL title this season.

“This time around we will hope to go few more steps ahead and actually get that trophy. We have added a few more quality players in the side and I am sure we will come out with flying colours,” he said.

“We try every year to win and we have a strong team. We will try to win the trophy because we have got a good combination this time and we will try to utilise it and try to win the trophy,” he added.

The star batsman was in a hurry and did not take too many questions, citing his packed schedule.

“I need to leave for the airport. I need to go play the IPL. If you don’t want to see me in the IPL then that that is a different story. I need to leave in five minutes otherwise I will miss my flight,” he said.

The Bangalore franchise has roped in Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei as their principal sponsor.

“It is an honour for me and RCB as well, to be associated with Huawei and as you all know, it is associated with some of the major sporting companies all around the world and for RCB to have them as a sponsor is a huge honour. We are looking forward to that partnership and hopefully we both can grow together.

“Hopefully this year would be RCB’s year. Having Huawei on the shirt, and maybe the lucky logo that we needed for the last few years. Just really excited and looking forward to the IPL as well. We have a great team, great bunch of guys ready to perform well. We do well every year, we excite a lot of people in the IPL,” Kohli said.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore would play their first match against Delhi Daredevils (DD) on April 17 in Sharjah.

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 4, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Sep 5, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Leeds

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Sep 5, 2014 (19:30 IST)   at Kingstown, St Vincent

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 6, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Sep 7, 2014 (19:30 IST)   at Birmingham

More

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 2, 2014  at Harare

Australia won by 62 runs

India tour of England 2014

Sep 2, 2014  at Birmingham

India won by 9 wkts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 31, 2014  at Harare

Zimbabwe won by 3 wkts

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Dambulla

SL won by 7 wkts (D/L method)

India tour of England 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Nottingham

India won by 6 wkts

Photos

India vs England, 4th ODI at Edgbaston

Videos

Misbah disppointed with Pakistan's performance

Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan complete comprehensive series win for India with 9-wicket win in 4th ODI

Mitchell Marsh records highest strike rate in an ODI innings for Australia against South Africa

N Srinivasan faces a two-month wait as Mudgal commission prepares final report

Norman Gordon passes away at 103

Ishant Sharma: 10 facts you need to know about the towering Indian paceman

Australia Australia and South Africa in Zimbabwe 2014 Australia vs Zimbabwe England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan South Africa Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2014 Zimbabwe vs Australia Zimbabwe vs Australia 2014

Ajinkya Rahane becomes first Indian opener to score an ODI hundred against England in England

VVS Laxman congratulates India on winning ODI series against England

Michael Clarke hamstring injury: Scan reveals some damage

Kevin Pietersen disgusted after cricket experts say England can’t win World Cup 2015

India played a perfect game against England in 4th ODI, says MS Dhoni

Sachin Tendulkar’s Playing It My Way: What cricket lovers would expect from his autobiography

Ajinkya Rahane strengthens his case to open in ODIs; but will Rohit Sharma’s return push him back to No 4?

India vs England 2014, 4th ODI: Highlights

38 entries from cricket’s obsolete lexicon

Australia vs South Africa 5th ODI at Harare — Highlights

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

628 Posts | 7 Fans

Thilan Samaraweera finds an unusual way to get stumped

100 Days of Modi Government: Top 5 controversies

Lenovo A536 affordable Android KitKat smartphone launched in India, priced at Rs 8,999

Australia beat South Africa by 62 runs; reach tri-series final

Latest Ebola News: Death toll in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reaches 31

Sony QX1 E-Mount lens camera press photos leaked, to bring interchangeable camera lenses to your smartphone

What is endometriosis?

Hrithik Roshan not doing Hollywood film Step Up 6?

Happy New Year song Indiawaale: Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s dance anthem is addictive!

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here