There are now only a few days left for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 debut. The much-awaited T20 tournament will begin in Abu Dhabi on 19 September. In the inaugural match, there will be a match between defending champions Mumbai Indians and runners-up Chennai Super Kings.
On the other hand, 12 league matches will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Recently, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly visited the Sharjah Stadium. Significantly, in view of the increasing cases of Kovid-19 in India, IPL 2020 is being held in UAE and this T20 league will be hosted by Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.South African star AB de Villiers believes that the biggest challenge for all the teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be to adapt to the warm and humid weather of the UAE. Most matches will be played at night, but the conditions will still be challenging.
In an interview on RCB’s Twitter handle, he said, ‘I am not used to this type of weather, it is very hot, I remember the Test match played in Chennai in July, in which Veeru scored 300 runs. It was a similar heat.He said, “It is equally sultry, even at ten o’clock at night, it will make a big difference and you have to save energy for the last five overs,” De Villiers said that he will miss playing in packed stadiums in India.
In the UAE, the players, who are troubled by the heat, do not let any chance of fun in the swimming pool after practice.Among the players who have fun in the pool include Virat Kohli, the world’s number one batsman and captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Virat Kohli has shared pictures of having fun in the swimming pool on Instagram.
Along with Virat Kohli, the rest of the RCB players are also having fun. Virat Kohli, while sharing the pictures, wrote, “The day passed due to swimming pool was very spectacular.”
As captain, Virat Kohli may not have got the team the title so far, but his IPL record as a batsman is very stately. Virat Kohli is the highest run-scorer in the Indian Premier League. Virat Kohli has scored more than 5400 runs in IPL and has also scored 5 centuries.