IPL 2023: ‘Practice session of King Kohli’ begin at Chinnaswamy Stadium ahead of the new season

RCB fans turn out in large numbers to watch the practice session of their team

On Sunday, March 26, Virat Kohli and his RCB teammates, including captain Faf du Plessis and star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, began training for the new season. AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle were featured in a special event in Bengaluru following the training session.


Virat Kohli’s first training session was watched by hundreds of fans at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday, March 26. As fans flocked to the stadium, taking photos of their favourite star gearing up for the IPL 2023 season, Kohli batted in the nets. In anticipation of the iconic stadium training session, several stands were packed with loyal RCB fans. A special appearance by the legendary Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers followed at the event.

The franchise officially felicitates the two former RCB players on Sunday evening. RCB hosted a live music set-up at the training session, with DJs operating the stage. While in the nets, Virat Kohli engaged in a lengthy conversation with Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell. RCB used net bowlers as part of its first training session for the IPL.