Prior to their tournament debut on April 1, Star India and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Virat Kohli joined the RCB team on Saturday (March 25). After the conclusion of the India vs. Australia one-day international series, which the hosts lost 2-1, the cricketer took a brief break from the sport and only recently joined the team. Along with his wife Anushka Sharma, Kohli recently made an appearance at the Indian Sports Honours award ceremonies. However, he is now prepared to let loose the beast in the IPL, hoping to bring RCB their long-sought first championship.
RCB posted a photo of Virat on Saturday in which Kohli can be seen doing his usual thumbs up pose. But one can also see his new tattoo on his right arm.
In the brief period following ODIs, Kohli also changed his appearance. A few days ago, he shared a photo of his new haircut on Instagram, referring to his go-to hairstyle, Aalim Hakim, as a magician. But in the days to come, more people will talk about his tattoo. One of the tattoos Kohli already has on his body is a Samurai.
Major IPL campaign for Kohli
Kohli had a terrible IPL season last year. In 16 games, he scored 341 runs for an average of 22.73 and a strike percentage of just over 115. There were only two 1950s in this. His innings were almost all shaky, and he didn’t appear to be playing at his best. After the Test match and ODI series against England in June and July, Kohli admitted later in 200 that he was going through a difficult time where his mental health was also suffering. He did not feel like picking up a bat.
After taking a month off, Kohli was a completely different person when he came back. He scored his first T20I century in the Asia Cup and finished as the ICC’s leading run-scorer.