Virat Kohli had a pep talk with the Smriti Mandhana led RCB women’s team and motivated them after a terrible start to the Women’s Premier League (WPL) season. RCB lost their first five matches in the tournament with their first win coming against UP Warriorz on Wednesday. In a video posted by the franchise on social media, Kohli was captured talking about his struggles in his Indian Premier League career so far. He stated,
“I’ve been playing IPL for 15 years. And I haven’t won it yet. But that doesn’t stop me from being excited every year. That’s all I can do. That’s the effort I can put into every game and every tournament that I play,”
Virat Kohli’s pep talk to the RCB Women’s Team
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Allrounder Kanika Ahuja said, after a discussion with Virat Kohli, she got highly motivated and played a quick-fire 46 to help Royal Challengers Bangalore finally end their losing streak. Kanika Ahuja told media during the press conference,
“Virat sir told us there is nothing about pressure here, it is all about the pleasure,”
This girl from Punjab scored 46 off 30 balls, the highest score by an uncapped player in the WPL so far. RCB secured a five-wicket win against UP Warriorz on Wednesday.
Virat Kohli told the team,
“If we win, great. If we don’t, then I am not going to go to my grave thinking that if only I had won an IPL, I would be a happy man. It doesn’t happen like that. So always think about the opportunity that you have rather than how bad it is right now. There is always a flip side to it, and it could always be worse than this. And the fact that we haven’t won the IPL, but I still feel that we have the best fans in the world. Only because we were always committed to every game that we played for RCB. That has been the most special thing for our fans. There’s no guarantee of giving you a cup every year, but there’s a guarantee of giving your 110% every year, and that’s all you can strive to do,
On Wednesday, Virat Kohli missed the Indian team’s optional training session and instead met the RCB’s women squad which is competing in ongoing WPL in Mumbai.
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