Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Star batsman Virat Kohli will be one of the main attractions for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). Kohli has already started his practice by joining his franchise Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) ahead of the mega event.

However, the former RCB captain urged the public to do away with the moniker of ‘King’ to describe him. The label of ‘King’ was bestowed on Kohli many years back, by the media and broadcasting channels before the fans wholeheartedly embraced it. If Sachin Tendulkar was ‘God’, Kohli became their ‘King’. However after all these years, the star batsman wants to end the movement once and for all as the term embarrasses him.

“Let me talk. Guys, we have to get to Chennai tonight. We have a chartered flight so we don’t have time (laughs). Firstly, you need to stop calling me that word King. I was telling Faf that it is very embarrassing for me when you call me that name every year, just call me Virat,” said Kohli during the recent high-profile RCB unbox event at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Notably, the franchise replaced Bangalore with Bengaluru as its name. Moreover, team’s new jersey with an added touch of blue signifies a new era for the franchise.