Virat Kohli expresses emotions after meeting MS Dhoni ahead of CSK vs RCB clash in IPL 2024

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Virat Kohli expressed his emotions after meeting Dhoni
Virat Kohli expressed his emotions after meeting Dhoni

The season 17 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is scheduled to begin with the reigning champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) locking horns with Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in the much-anticipated Southern derby at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. The game is sure to be a spectacle as both teams are vying to win the first game of their campaigns.

Before the start of the 17th season’s opening match, RCB luminary, Virat Kohli spoke about his thoughts about the upcoming game with CSK Super Kings. He expressed his excitement to see a reunion with legendary cricketer MS Dhoni in a speech that highlighted how important the match and the excitement of playing in front enthusiastic CSK fans.

Virat Kohli’s feelings

In an episode from the recent season of the RCB’s Bold Diaries, Kohli expressed his desire to reconnect with Dhoni, highlighting the attraction to play against the enthusiastic CSK crowd at the storied Chepauk Stadium. Kohli described the 2024 IPL season opening game against CSK as an “big game,”” recognizing the importance of facing formidable opponents in what’s known by the “Southern Derby.”

“Playing with Chennai is clearly an occasion of celebration or a huge game. It’s it’s the Southern Derby as they call it. It’s good to be playing before a crowd of extremely passionate Chennai supporters and it’s great to reconnect on the latest news with MS Dhoni, it’s been quite a while since ,”

Kohli’s Dominance in IPL

In addition, Kohli stands as the top run-getter of IPL history, demonstrating his ability in the competition. With an astounding 7263 runs over 237 games as well as 229 innings of playing time, Kohli’s remarkable accomplishments include seven centuries and 50 fifties. This set an unbeatable standard for the sport. His average batting of 37.24 and strike-rate of 130.02 highlight his outstanding contribution to the game.

Previous Season Performance

In the previous IPL campaign, Kohli showcased his exceptional batsmanship, achieving the fourth highest run-scorer. With 639 runs, an astounding rate that was 53.25 and a staggering striking rate of 139.82 Kohli’s impressive contributions included two hundred in addition to six half-centuries. Despite his brilliance as an individual, RCB fell short of getting a playoff spot.

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