It’s all coming together as IPL franchises are landing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the upcoming season. Yesterday, the beloved Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) also embarked their flight to the UAE which went viral on social media. However, Virat Kohli didn’t travel with the entire squad and you know why?

The official accounts of the franchises on various social media platforms posted the photo of the complete RCB squad from inside the aircraft.


Surprisingly, captain Virat Kohli was found nowhere in the post that confused everyone. The millions of followers of skipper Kohli were anticipating to see the glimpse of their idol but they had to wait. Later in the day, Kohli finally posted a photo when he reached Dubai which left everyone in a frenzy.

Meanwhile, several reasons were speculated about why Virat Kohli decided to fly to the UAE separately. It was later disclosed that before flying to the UAE, all the RCB players arrived in Bengaluru for a brief camp. This is where they quarantined themselves and stayed in the mandatory bio-secure bubble.

However, RCB skipper didn’t meet the team in Bengaluru and was in quarantine at a different location. He decided to stay back in Mumbai and quarantine himself before he boarded the flight for Dubai on Friday.

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Why Virat Kohli Didn’t Travel With RCB?

As per the norms of the bio-secure bubble, Virat Kohli couldn’t join the team on the flight to Dubai. According to a report by Bangalore Mirror the celebrated cricketer instead, flew alone by a charter flight. The report also stated that Kohli was conscious of not putting himself in any sort of risk due to the current COVID-19 situation in the country.

“He had quarantined himself in Mumbai and also tested himself for Covid-19. So he could not come to Bengaluru. He flew alone by a charter flight from Mumbai,” a spokesperson of the franchise was quoted as saying by Bangalore Mirror.

Lastly, Virat Kohli also tested himself for Covid-19 in Mumbai itself before flying to the UAE. The entire Indian contingent of the RCB squad has safely reached Dubai where they will undergo their quarantine period before they start practising for IPL 2020.