Virat Kohli
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Former Indian Skipper Virat Kohli believes that stepping away from the game helped him to understand a few things about himself and aided him to rediscover his love and excitement for the game. Virat Kohli took a short break from cricket just before the Asia Cup 2022.

The Indian maestro made an epic comeback from the slump in form to score five hundred starting in Asia cup 2022. Speaking to RCB about his break from International cricket and how it helped him reinvent himself. Virat Kohli said

“It was just about rediscovering the love for the game. That could happen when I stepped away from what was happening on the field for so long. I was trying to find ways when I was exhausted. I needed to connect myself as a human first, not judge myself constantly or keep myself under scrutiny all the time. Staying away from the game helped me. That helped me rediscover my excitement and love for the game”.

IPL 2023: Break From The Game Helped Me Rediscover My Excitement And Love For The Game - Virat Kohli 1

Kohli had an average outing with the bat before the Asia cup in all three formats, failing to score a single hundred in the last three years. Virat Kohli did not perform well for Royal Challengers Bangalore as expected last year where he managed a modest 341 runs at an underwhelming average of 22.73 and a strike rate of 115.98. With the form on his side, the former RCB skipper would be keen to make the most of it in IPL 2023.

There’s Still A Lot Of Room To Get To My Best – Virat Kohli Ahead Of IPL 2023

Virat Kohli will be joining the likes of his skipper Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, and other big names of the team to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to their first-ever IPL title. Virat Kohli has looked in good form in recent times. He recently ended his long-century drought in Tests with a classy knock of 186 against Australia. Speaking on his expectations for IPL 2023, Kohli said

“The results followed. I was able to play well in T20Is, ODIs, and recently in the Test series as well. I’m back to playing the way I do, there’s still a lot of room to get to my best, which hopefully happens in the IPL if I get to the level I want to play. That would help the team,”

Royal Challengers Bangalore
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Royal Challengers Bangalore has begun their pre-season for the league in Bangalore. IPL 2023 is scheduled to begin on March 31 while RCB will be playing their first match on April 2 when they lock horns against five-time champions Mumbai Indians. In the previous three seasons, they made it to the playoffs but could not advance to the final or win the title.