Talking with Star Sports and sharing his love for IPL, Virat Kohli has credited the T20 tournament’s success as the strong ‘connect’ between players and fans.

Aditya Pandey

In Short
Virat Kohli expressed his love for IPL.
• Stated IPL success as ‘connect’ between players and fans.
• “There’s a connection both for players and fans”. Virat said

Star Indian batter and former skipper Virat Kohli has expressed deep affection for the Indian Premier League (IPL) speaking with Star Sports on the show IPL Heroes. He also stated the tournament was a triumph and it ‘connects’ the players and fans.

Virat Kohli is presently has taken leave from the ongoing five-match test series against England due to the birth of his second child. He is anticipated to make his return to competitive cricket for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening game of IPL against Chennai Super Kings at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on March 22.


“I absolutely love IPL, also because of the camaraderie you share, so many new players you play with, so many players that you’ve known for a long time who are not from your country, who you don’t see often,” former RCB skipper told Star Sports.

“There’s a reason why everyone loves IPL so much, as there’s a connection, both for players and fans,” Virat Kohli added.

Virat Kohli further emphasized the restrictions players faced from different teams in various cricket tournaments, including the ICC tournaments.

“You do play all your tournaments which is one team versus another. ICC tournaments come every now and then, but even in ICC tournaments, you don’t interact with other players or see the other team, so often,” Kohli continued.

“But in IPL, you’re probably meeting every team just every second or third day, and that’s the beauty of IPL. You are playing in different conditions in a different city with a different team. Everybody has a different kind of determination at various stages of the tournament and such magical moments are being created,” he further added.

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