IPL 2024: Virat Kohli to join RCB's pre-season camp in next few days. IPL 2024 News - The IPL 2023

IPL 2024: Virat Kohli to join RCB's pre-season camp in next few days. IPL 2024 News

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis

Royal Challengers Bangalore began their pre-tournament camp without their numero uno Virat Kohli, who might take a few more days to join before the team starts its IPL campaign against reigning champions Chennai Super Kings on March 22.

Most of the domestic players joined the camp under the guidance of new head coach Andy Flower and Director of Cricket Mo Bobat and they went through the paces on the opening day of the camp on Wednesday.

While skipper Faf du Plessis was in attendance along with West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, Kohli, easily the biggest 'Box Office' in Indian cricket, is yet to hit the straps after a paternity break that ruled him out of the marquee five-Test. series against England.

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“Kohli is expected to join in the next few days,” a BCCI source, who is tracking developments within IPL teams, told PTI.

Kohli might make his first appearance for the franchise during 'RCB Unbox', a high-profile annual event held at the Garden City in which fans get a glimpse of their favorite stars.

As RCB started their training session, skipper Du Plessis told the team it was lucky to have Flower as its coach.

“I think he's an incredible coach. So I feel team is very lucky to have him, kind and big hearted man,” Du Plessis was quoted as saying on RCB 'Bold Diaries'.

Flower, on his part, said: “New chapter to write in RCB story, we have been given the chance to write and it is a privilege, something to be very excited about.

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First Published: Mar 14 2024 | 12:23 PM ist

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