Virat Kohli reunites with RCB teammates, coaches after 7 days in self-isolation
IPL team players, support staff and franchise officials finally got out of their hotel rooms and reunited with each other on Friday, after spending 6 days self-isolating themselves in hotel rooms after reaching the United Arab Emirates last week.
Anyone associated with the IPL who arrived in the UAE from overseas had to self-isolate themselves as a precautionary measure amid the coronavirus pandemic. They have been undergoing Covid-19 tests regularly since their arrival and it will continue like this throughout the 53-day tournament.
But the players are finally out of their hotel rooms and can start training for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League, which will be played in a bio-secure bubble from September 19 to November 10.
Royal Challengers Bangalore even posted a picture of captain Virat Kohli having a chat with coach Simon Katich and Director of Cricket Mike Hesson on the beach.
"The Coach. The Gaffer. The Captain. Safe to say the leadership group is enjoying each other’s company," RCB captioned their post.
Kohli and his teammates have been keeping themselves busy and fit by exercising in their rooms and balconies, photos, and videos of which have been doing the rounds on social media ever since they reached Dubai, which will be RCB's base.
Kings XI Punjab was one of the six teams with their base as Dubai, while Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians are the two teams whose base is in Abu Dhabi.
Kings XI Punjab was the first team that resumed outdoor training on Wednesday after completing their quarantine period. KXIP was the first franchise to arrive in UAE which is why their isolation period ended a day before the other teams.