The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are all set to lock horns with the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in the much-anticipated IPL 2021 opener on Friday.
Ahead of the opening clash at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Virat Kohli has opened up about his special bonding with the RCB over the years.
The 32-year-old batsman has been an important part of the Bangalore-based franchise since the inception of the cash-rich league in 2008.
Talking about his journey in the IPL, Virat asserted that he never thought of leaving RCB camp just because the side hasn’t won any title.
Kohli feels that it might be difficult for him to “recreate” the same kind of respect, care, and enjoyment that he got in RCB, anywhere else.
“A lot of fun on the field and me as an individual have never felt that I wanna move away from the system just because I haven’t won a title. That happens because things have been so organic, this cannot be created anywhere,” Virat Kohli said in a video posted on RCB’s official Twitter handle.
“This cannot be manufactured in a way that people are forcing me to play, and I am forcing the management to keep me. The respect, the care, and the enjoyment I feel here, I don’t think I can recreate anywhere else,” he added.