Royal Challengers Bangalore got their Indian Premier League 2023 campaign off to a great start, as they defeated the five-time champions Mumbai Indians by a massive margin of eight wickets at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru. Virat Kohli starred with the bat for RCB as he produced a scintillating knock of 82 off 49 balls, smashing six fours and five sixes in his innings.
Commenting on the team’s trophy drought, Kohli recently said that since RCB is a big franchise that’s why fans expect so much from the team.
“Our social media performance is miles ahead of everyone. Get a trophy there, then watch. You bring one social media trophy and see how RCB will win. No competition only. Two weeks into the tournament, we will win. Don’t need to play the last few games; 4-5 enough,” Kohli said.
“This is big franchise pressure. Lot of people take it as all fun and games like ‘This team doesn’t win’. Come and play, when there are so many expectations. We’re a big team. Otherwise, why would we have so many so fans if we were some faaltu team,” Kohli concluded.