IPL has elevated the lives of many ordinary man to a billionaire. The recognition one gets through the Indian premier league is something that no other league in the world could able to do so. The main reason for that is the participation of sheer quality players from all over the world.
Although on a hindsight, IPL has led to many fan wars and partitions amongst the Indian cricket fans, the players themselves have found an emotional connect with the franchise that they have been playing for. The two classic examples is the former Indian captain in Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the present Indian captain in Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli has been the #1 batsman across format for almost 3 years now. He has turned himself into a completely different beast in the last 2 years with his downright consistency. Although the same wasn’t the case when he was 19 years old.
A young right hand batter who had just captained the U19 team to a world cup triumph and was badly waiting for the IPL auction to get a bid for his name from either of the franchise to make his IPL debut. It was then the RCB had bought Virat Kohli for his base price of 10 lakhs and little did we know, 13 years down the line Virat Kohli is the richest cricketer in the world.
Here’s what Virat Kohli said about his journey with RCB and his future IPL plans.
Last week RCB shared a picture of the first game I played for them in 2008 It’s 2020 now, it’s been a surreal journey. We want to achieve the ultimate goal for RCB, we’ve come close thrice [reaching the finals in 2009, 2011 and 2016]. It’s always going to be our dream together. There is no way in any scenario where I could think of leaving the team ever, because of the love and care the franchise has shown
One of the best things to have happened in the IPL history is the coming together of two of the greatest batters of all time in cricket history in Ab de villiers and Virat Kolhi.
Here’s what ABD said about the love shown towards him by the fans of the franchise
I never want to leave RCB, but to do that I’ve got to keep scoring runs if I have to stay there. That’s really pushed me over the years, so have the fans