Virat Kohli posted a picture on social media to announce his arrival in Dubai.© Instagram
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli took to Instagram to share a picture of himself as he arrived in Dubai on Friday for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. “Hello Dubai,” Virat Kohli captioned the picture. The cash-rich league has been moved out of India this year due to rising coronavirus cases in the country. The tournament will begin on September 19 and the final will be played on November 10. Earlier in the day, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) posted a group picture of their squad members aboard a UAE flight.
As it was hard to spot Kohli in the picture shared by RCB on Friday, fans questioned the franchise regarding whereabouts of the skipper.
The RCB responded to fans’ queries by tweeting a picture of Kohli and wrote “You’ve all been asking! So there you go. Captain Kohli is in the house!”
Before leaving the country, Kohli has been gearing up for the 13th edition of the IPL by sweating it out at his home.
During the coronavirus-enforced lockdown, the India captain had shared several pictures and videos of himself working out at his home, to keep himself fit.
On Thursday, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals landed in the UAE for the upcoming edition of the IPL.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians, last year’s runners up Chennai Super Kings and RCB arrived in the UAE on Friday to participate in IPL 2020.
The RCB has never won the IPL title, despite being in the final twice in the last 12 editions.
The Bangalore-based franchise finished on eighth spot last year and will be looking to turn things around as the action shifts to the UAE.
Three venues will host all the matches; Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.