will play this season without any burden
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RCB captain Virat Kohli plays football at the team's training session on Monday.
- Virat Kohli said that both he and AB de Villiers felt that the team could get success in this season.
- In 2016, under the captaincy of Virat, RCB IPL final was played, then they were defeated by Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 runs.
- RCB will play their first match in IPL against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 21 September in Dubai
Virat Kohli and his Royal Challengers Bangalore will take off this season, having missed the Indian Premier League (IPL) failures so far. Kohli said that I am feeling peace like 2016. Our team is the most balanced. This time we can win the title. He said this in RCB's YouTube show 'Bold Diaries'.
In 2016 RCB played the final. In that season, Captain Kohli had 4 centuries. However, the team could not win the title. Despite having players like Kohli and AB de Villiers, the team could not qualify for the playoffs in the last three seasons.
No pressure on IPL: Kohli
Kohli said that both he and de Villiers felt that the team could be successful this season. He said that I never felt so relaxed before the season. AB is also feeling the same and has come fully fit. As far as the IPL environment is concerned, I feel better and more balanced.
This season will play forgetting the past
The RCB captain said that what happened in the past, we will forget and play it this season without pressure. We have done this before. We have talented players and people like to watch them play. This is why fans have expectations from the team.
He said it was a good decision to make Mike Hewson the head coach of the team. They act as a bridge between team management and players. In such a situation, despite the success in IPL as a team, Kohli can focus on cricket due to the confidence of the team management. Virat said that if Hewson has to talk on any issue, then he can talk. They have every right and dialogue is always welcome.
Virat's record in IPL
Virat Kohli is the highest run-scorer in the history of IPL. He has scored 5412 runs in 177 matches at a strike rate of 131.61. He has scored 5 centuries in the IPL. Out of this, 4 centuries were scored in 2016 alone.
Bengaluru team schedule
RCB will play their first league match in this IPL on 21 September against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai. The team will play 7 matches in Dubai, 4 in Abu Dhabi and three in Sharjah.