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RCB signs Kohli for two years

Royal Challengers Bangalore today announced that India’s talented middle-order batsman Virat Kohli has been signed on by the team for two years. This is in line with the policy of the Board of Control for Cricket in India which provides for player retention by IPL teams.

Royal Challengers Bangalore today announced that India’s talented middle-order batsman Virat Kohli has been signed on by the team for two years. This is in line with the policy of the Board of Control for Cricket in India which provides for player retention by IPL teams.

Mr. Sidhartha Mallya, Director, Royal Challengers Sports Pvt. Ltd said, “I am delighted that Virat will be with the Royal Challengers team for the next two years. Besides being one of the most promising young players in India, Virat also has some very significant playing achievements to his credit. He is the first and fastest Indian in history to cross the milestone of scoring 1000 One Day International runs in just 24 innings. His consistency over the last few ODI innings is an indicator of the excellent form that he is in”.

During the IPL season 3, Kohli scored 307 runs in 16 matches for the Royal Challengers, with a strike rate of 144.81. Later during the Champions League T20 2010, Kohli played 2 successive crucial knocks against Mumbai Indians and Highveld Lions to help the team reach the semi-finals of the tournament. His strike-rate for the tournament was 156.94

Between September 2009 and August 2010, Kohli was the 8th most successful ODI cricketer with 968 runs in 26 innings (second-last in terms of innings played in the list). Kohli's 224-run partnership with Gambhir to chase down Sri Lanka's 316 in 2009 is the sixth highest for India in ODIs. It was also the 2nd highest 3rd wicket stance for India. He is only the third Indian player - after Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina - to score two ODI centuries before turning 22.

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all the very best virat, u will do well in all formats of the gmae..........all the to RCB as well
gaurav-nagpal on 23 Dec 2010, 01:12 AM
I am sure Sid Mally will try his best to *BUY* the crowd favourite players at the auction. After all he has got a business to run, he wants the fans to be happy... and if it's not steyn, then lets have someone better :) but we desperately want Robin to be in the team Sid, what say?
RoyalBrainy on 16 Dec 2010, 09:07 AM
Bring back Rahul, Anil and Robin. Without them in the team it wont feel like its a Bangalore or Karnataka team. Bring them back frm auction...
abhign on 16 Dec 2010, 08:22 AM
RCB needs Karnataka Players (Rahul, Anil, Robin, manish, Vinay Kumar etc.,) in the team to enjoy the great support of fans have for the team.

We like the RCB because of Karnataka based team , team management and players, without Karnataka players the Red abd Yellow flavour will not make sense. The support wil be only be academic.

Even Anil plays for any team we like to see him take wickets and when Rahul, Robin bats we like to see them hit sixes no matter against any team they play may be against RCB.

Please have Karnataka players.

Cheers on Virat Kohli, he will be future RCB captain.
NaviNami on 16 Dec 2010, 05:25 AM
Need quality bowlers this time around.. it was a mistake to trade Zaheer leave in IPL2..
kiran-rangarajan on 15 Dec 2010, 12:08 PM
RC needs Dravid,kumble,uthappa,pandey,steyn..
shekars on 11 Dec 2010, 11:18 PM
Would like to see Rahul, Uthappa and Steyn. Cant miss the crowd roaring when Steyn comes to bowl in chinnaswamy stadium.

Sid Mallya, please bring back these RCB heroes
kathawatesam on 10 Dec 2010, 11:52 PM
good goin RCB!!! bring back Robin, Rahul, Kumble, Steyn plz plz plz
Dhiraj-Nayak on 10 Dec 2010, 10:46 PM
Yeah thats a Good thing.. If Virat was into auction then Delhi would have got him at any price.

Dnt worry guys we will get RD, Anil and Uthappa back in the auction!
VishuRD on 10 Dec 2010, 10:24 AM
With out Jammy (Dravid) I can't Imagine the RCB.....He is a wonderful player...he will justify his role......please bring him back...otherwise RCB will pay the penalty
sudhakar-manchala on 10 Dec 2010, 10:19 AM
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