The Royal Challengers Bangalore did not have the best start to their IPL campaign this season. After losing several of their key players to the injury bug, the squad have been severely hobbled. But now, things are starting to look up for RCB because their captain, Virat Kohli has been declared fit and is expected back for their match against Mumbai Indians on Friday 14th April.
Kohli had sustained a shoulder injury during the third test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. As a result, he was forced to miss the fourth and final test at Dharamsala as well as sitting out of the opening 3 RCB games in the IPL. AB De Villiers was also another player who was sidelined with injury but was back in action after the first 2 games. RCB have won 1 match and lost two, so Kohli’s and De Villiers’ return will be welcome news for them. They are now languishing in 6th place in the points table.
Captain Kohli was RCB’s highest run getter in the last season of IPL with 973 runs with a strike rate of 152.03 and at an average of 81.08. Now the question is, Will Virat Kohli’s and AB De Villiers’ presence symbolise a turn of fortune for RCB? only time will tell.