Yesterday Virat Kohli’s side Royal Challengers Bangalore made a cheerless exit from IPL 2020. Sunrisers Hyderabad won the eliminator and RCB bowed out in a nail-biting thriller. The RCB skipper failed to make a notable contribution in the knockout match and was dismissed for just 6.
In the Eliminator Kohli took a gamble and opened the innings but the move proved to be unsuccessful. Defending a total of mere 132 RCB bowlers were exceptional and it needed a cool and calm head of Kane Williamson to take his side past the finishing line.
Virat Kohli Moves To Team India Bubble
After the IPL, Kohli will now be preparing for the big upcoming tour of Australia. Team India under the captaincy of Kohli will play 3 ODIs and T20Is followed by 4 match Test series Down Under.
Post the loss to SRH it is now believed that Kohli has moved into the bio-bubble of team India and joined the likes of Mayank Agarwal and Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari. It is now gathered that the Indian captain is expected to take a few days off after which he will start training for the Australian series.
“Virat Kohli has moved to Indian team bio-bubble in Dubai late night after the match against SRH, he will start the practice after 1 or 2 days ahead of the Australia tour”, as quoted by ANI.
Meanwhile, only a few days back Kohli had pointed out that the lengths of the tour will have to be discussed as the bio- bubble environment can be mentally demanding for players.
“These things will have to be considered like what length of the tournament and series one is going to play and what impact the players are going to have mentally of staying in a similar environment for 80 days and not getting to do anything different or have space to just go and see family or small things like that”.
“These things have to be seriously thought about. At the end of the day, you want the players to be in the best state mentally and physically. I think mentally, it can be taxing if this continues for this longer period at a very consistent rate”, Kohli had said.
Furthermore, Team India’s tour of Australia will kick off on November 27 with the ODI series. All the Indian players will stay in the bio-bubble in UAE before they fly to Australia.