New Delhi. Terming the postponement of the fifth Test against England due to Kovid-19 as unfortunate, Indian captain Virat Kohli expressed hope that the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) bio-s to deal with this ‘uncertain’ time. The safe environment (bio-bubble) will be strong. The Indian captain, who led the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team in the tournament, along with a few other players, postponed the fifth Test against England to be played at the Old Trafford ground after national team colleague physio Yogesh Parmar was infected with Kovid-19. refused to play.
Kohli told RCB’s digital media platform, ‘It is unfortunate that we had to reach Dubai early, but things are very uncertain due to Corona virus.’ He said, ‘There is such a situation that anything can happen. Hopefully, we will be able to maintain a good, strong and safe environment and it will be a wonderful IPL.
IPL 2021 very important – Virat
The Indian captain said, ‘It is going to be an exciting phase. It is very important for us at Royal Challengers Bangalore and then for the Indian team in T20 World Cup. The second phase of IPL postponed due to Kovid-19 will start on Sunday while Kohli’s team will play its first match of this phase on Monday.
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Kohli happy with new players
The team has some talented cricketers like Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga and Singapore batsman Tim David. The captain is happy with the arrival of these players. Kohli said, ‘I am in touch with everyone. We have discussed a lot in the last one month. There have also been discussions about players taking the place of others in the team. Ultimately, we were able to get talented cricketers to join the team instead of our key players. He said, ‘We will miss the key players but the players who are coming in their place, they have great skills for these conditions (Dubai).’ Kohli said, ‘I want to meet him, looking forward to practice with everyone. We want to continue the good start. Let us tell you that Bangalore had won 5 out of 7 matches in the first phase and they are at number three in the points table.
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