Asked about the mental state of players after having been in the bio-secure bubble for quite some time, Kohli said that acceptance is the biggest change that he has experienced in the prevailing circumstances and that has helped him and his teammates stay relaxed.
Last week, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had revealed that the team will don jerseys with the message "My Covid Heroes" written on it through the upcoming 2020 IPL in order to pay tribute to selfless frontline workers amid coronavirus pandemic.
Dale Steyn wrapped up the match by picking up the final wicket of Sandeep Sharma, who was caught in the deep by Kohli as RCB got their 2020 campaign off to a winning start. And even in this bio-bubble, the first time that we spoke, the thing that we discussed was to be appreciative of the things that are in front of you. Of course it's going to be a unusual feeling.
"At the end of the day, you understand why you play the sport and you started playing for the love of it". These real challengers have made the country proud and inspired all of us to be more persistent and dedicated to our efforts to build a better tomorrow. And that will bring a lot of joy to the people. But we have accepted that this is what we need to do, this is what we are part of, this bio-bubble, these are the things we can afford to do. "If we were not being acceptive, then we would be sad or upset about the surroundings".
The team have also been active in helping for Covid relief.
"We have started feeling very safe in this environment already - the bubble that has been created for us". The two teams, despite their victory and loss stats, are a hot favorite among the audience and will always garner some of the highest numbers in viewership among IPL tournaments.