IPL 2020: Virat Kohli Wants RCB To Reduce The Workload With Efficiency

Virat Kohli, the skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has demanded intensity from his teammates during practice sessions. He said that it is normal for players to struggle with the workload after five months of lockdown meant staying at home due to the global corona-virus pandemic, he believes the team should focus on quality while working less. A number of star players like Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble, Chris Gayle and Daniel Vettori have played for the franchise in the past but were unable to lift the coveted IPL trophy since its inception in 2008. They finished

IPL 2020: Virat Kohli Wants RCB To Reduce The Workload With Efficiency
Virat Kohli, RCB

Virat Kohli, the skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has demanded intensity from his teammates during practice sessions. He said that it is normal for players to struggle with the workload after five months of lockdown meant staying at home due to the global corona-virus pandemic, he believes the team should focus on quality while working less.

A number of star players like Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble, Chris Gayle and Daniel Vettori have played for the franchise in the past but were unable to lift the coveted IPL trophy since its inception in 2008. They finished as runners up thrice and Virat Kohli is their skipper since 2013 taking the reins from Daniel Vettori of New Zealand. Shane Watson,Anil Kumble, Kevin Pietersen and Rahul Dravid also captained previously.

Virat Kohli, RCB
Virat Kohli. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Virat Kohli Says To Reduce Workload While Pacer Navdeep Saini Credits Seniors

RCB began their three-week preparatory camp in the build-up to IPL 2020 in Dubai but they have now shifted to Sharjah owing to Covid-19 protocols put forth by the stakeholders of IPL.

When interacting with his RCB teammates in a video posted by the franchise on social media, the 31-year-old said: “If we feel like that the workload is being high initially, we can accommodate but I want quality when we do lesser work. I don’t want guys running around for 2-2.5 hours and then feeling tired. Let’s reduce the workload but let’s do it with efficiency. I want to see the intensity in our practice sessions.”

Virat Kohli’s words of motivation can lift the spirits of the youngsters in the RCB team. Fast bowler Navdeep Saini who has played for India too said that the senior members of the squad are helping them to get through the initial hiccups, especially after staying indoors for close to five months.

Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli and Navdeep Saini
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli and Navdeep Saini (Photo: Sandip Mahankal/IANS)

Saini said: “It was a good session, the intensity picked up in the nets since the last few days. It feels good that the seniors are guiding us through this, they have been telling us how to build the intensity gradually after such a long gap.”

Navdeep Saini has taken 11 wickets from 13 IPL matches all coming in 2019 while skipper Virat Kohli has scored 5412 runs from 177 IPL matches averaging a decent 37.84. He even bagged an orange cap by being the leading run-scorer in 2016. He amassed 973 runs in 2016 averaging a staggering 81.08. He started leading RCB in 2013.

Virat Kohli And RCB Will Try To Lift Maiden IPL Trophy In 2020

Virat Kohli seems determined to turn around their fortunes this time around as RCB chase their maiden IPL trophy this season. Their best performance came when they finished as runners-up in 2009, 2011, and 2016.

will be played behind closed doors across three venues – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah – starting from September 19, with the final slated for November 10.

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RCB Dugout

RCB have a strong line-up this year too with the likes of experienced AB De Villiers, Dale Steyn, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali and Aaron Finch besides spinners Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, and pacers Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav among others while spinner Adam Zampa replaced pacer Kane Richardson.

The schedule for the 13th edition will be released today, according to IPL governing council chairman, Brijesh Patel.

 

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