Mike Hesson ,Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Director of Cricket has informed ,Virat Kohli will open the batting for the side in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Kohli will be playing with young Devdutt Padikkal at the top of the order for RCB after expressing his desire to open in IPL.
Virat opened the batting with Rohit Sharma for Team India in the 5th T20I against England. He had expressed his wish to open for RCB in the new season. Virat had also said he would like to continue opening with Rohit in T20Is. Hesson is looking forward to seeing Kohli return to the top of the line-up.