The RCB official said Virat still remembers the 2008 celebration after he and the Men in Blue won the under-19 world cup © AFP
The RCB official said Virat Kohli (above) still remembers the 2008 celebration after he and the Men in Blue won the under-19 cricket world cup © AFP

Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) star batsman in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 will take the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus to celebrate his team’s victory if they win the final against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The venue of the match is M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. . He travelled on that open bus for an approximately 10 km roadshow in Bangalore. Vijay Mallya did all the arrangements back then. It was believed that it would promote the RCB team. This year, the services of the same bus used during the celebrations in ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2008, will be utilised if Challengers win the final of IPL 9. Full Cricket Scorecard: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016 Final

An RCB official, who is looking after the arrangements for this trip was quoted by Bangalore Mirror saying, “Virat is an emotional person and he is the strength of RCB… we are already working at making the RCB victory a memorable one. Virat still remembers the 2008 celebration after he and the Men in Blue won the under-19 world cup. He relishes their travel from the HAL Airport to the Chinnaswamy stadium on an open BMTC bus. This time also we have chosen the same lucky bus for Virat and company. The bus is being readied and we are decorating it to suit RCB and Virat Kohli,” ALSO READ: Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma spotted in RCB team bus sends social media into overdrive

Meanwhile, a source of Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) said, “Necessary permissions for the roadshow, which will start on Monday morning from the Ritz Carlton Hotel, have been taken. The procession will go via MG Road to Chinnaswamy stadium. This will culminate in a grand ceremony at the stadium with a music concert by Raghu Dixit.”