Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has raises concerns over leniency in maintaining the bio-bubble for the smooth conduct of the 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).
Speaking on RCB’s YouTube show ‘Bold Diaries’, the 31-year-old Kohli said, “Whatever I said on the Zoom call should not be a matter of pressure for anyone because of the magnitude of the COVID situation. We are all here to eventually play cricket and take care of this tournament and surroundings. The bio-bubble needs to be respected for the tournament to happen.”
“We are here because we have the opportunity to play. We are not here to roam around and have fun. We are not living in such a time where we can hang around Dubai, we have to understand the privilege we have in front of us. Everyone should accept it and they should not have unrealistic desires,” he added.
Kohli also added that it didn’t take much time for him to find his groove.
“Maybe because I was going on day and night for the last 10 years…It was a revelation for me in the sense that my focus was not solely on missing the game all the time,” Kohli said.
“A couple of months back you couldn’t imagine that you will have IPL firstly…When we had our practice session yesterday, I realised how long it has been. When I was heading to the practice session, I felt nervous,” he conceded.
“I felt a bit jittery, but things were okay. I didn’t miss the game as much as I thought I might…just carrying on with life was also important,” he said.