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NEW DELHI: Expressing his profound fondness for the Indian Premier League, renowned Indian batsman Virat Kohli attributes the T20 tournament’s triumph to the robust “connection” forged between players and fans.
Kohli, presently absent from the ongoing five-Test series against England for personal reasons, is anticipated to make a return for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL opener against Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium 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 own country, whom you don’t see often,” the former RCB skipper told Star Sports.
“There’s a reason why everyone loves IPL so much, as there’s a connect, both for players and fans,” Kohli added.

Kohli emphasized the restricted interaction between players from different teams in various cricket tournaments, including those organized by ICC global events.
“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,” he 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 added.
(With inputs from PTI)


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