After reaching Dubai on Sunday, Virat Kohli and Mohammad Siraj will now stay in hotel quarantine for six days.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli has said that the players joining as replacements are coming with good talent.Also Read – BCCI wants fifth Test of the series, not the only Test: Sourav Ganguly
Adam Zampa, Daniel Sams, Finn Allen, Kane Richardson and Washington Sundar will miss the second leg of IPL 2021 due to different reasons. Due to which RCB has taken Vanindu Hasaranga, Dusamantha Chamira, Tim David, George Garton and Akash Deep in the team as their replacement. Also Read – IPL 2021: Gautam Gambhir said – Mumbai Indians will not fight in Abu Dhabi or Dubai
In a video posted by the franchise, Kohli said, “Maine sab sab sab baat hai, last month mere sab se baat hai. We have replaced some of our important players with high-end players. Some of our important players will definitely not be with us, but the players who are going to join the team also have amazing talent. I am very excited to practice with him.” Also Read – Matthew Hayden, Vernon Philander appointed as coach of Pakistan for T20 World Cup
Speaking on reaching UAE ahead of time, Captain Kohli said, “It was unfortunate that we reached here early. As long as there is covid, anything can happen. Hope we stay safe here and enjoy IPL then play T20 World Cup again after that.”
Fast bowler Mohammad Siraj arrived in Dubai to play the second phase of the IPL and said that he is very happy to be associated with the team. Siraj said, “It feels great with the team, we are in a good position in the points table. We have got very good players. To be honest, my career has progressed from here so I am very excited to be back. In the Australia series where I was the leading wicket-taker, I am ready to take on a similar responsibility.”
After reaching Dubai on Sunday, Kohli and Siraj will now remain in hotel quarantine for six days. RCB are third in the points table with 10 points from seven matches. They will begin the second leg of IPL 2021 against Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi on 20 September.