Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli said that the team and staff have finally adapted with the restrictions of a bio-bubble and it has become less strenuous compared to what it was in the beginning. Kohli said that adapting and adjusting are the two biggest things he has learned from the pandemic.
Everything happened while Kohli spoke in support of RCB’s ‘Tribute Jersey’, which is basically a jersey to honor the COVID-19 heroes. Kohli also ensured that the team is in good shape and has been training keeping in mind all the protocols.
Bio-bubbles and other protocols for safety have inhibited the regular life of every sportsman, in fact almost every human being. Players have been confined in hotel rooms to avoid any kind of contact with the outside world so that the tournament is carried out smoothly. Regular tests and the need to follow guidelines have become the part and parcel of the player’s life and it is something that is no more a choice but a compulsion.
Virat Kohli, while talking regarding the current situation said, “To be honest we have become more accepting of the situation around us. When we spoke of the bio-bubble for the first time, we discussed being appreciative of the things that are in front of you. It’s very easy to think of things that we are not being able to do at this moment. But we have accepted that this is the situation we’re in this and this is what we can do.”
“If we’re not being acceptive, then we would be sad or upset about the surroundings or be cranky. I haven’t seen anything of that sort in the team. All of us have a smile on our faces and there is no desperation of any sort.”
Virat Kohli also spoke about the experience of playing in empty stands as crowds have been barred at all three venues in the UAE in the wake of the pandemic. Kohli said that it will be a very strange experience but also ensured that the RCB camp will do everything they can and step on the field with full intensity.
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