Chennai: India and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli reached Chennai on Thursday to join his IPL squad before which he will undergo a seven-day quarantine.
The team have already started their training camp from Tuesday for the upcoming season which begins on 9 April.
"Captain Virat Kohli has arrived in Chennai," RCB said, announcing Kohli's arrival in a tweet, along with a picture of their captain wearing a mask.
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RCB face defending champions Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener on 9 April in Chennai.
Kohli, who has been with the RCB since the inception of the IPL in 2008, quit the bio-bubble in Pune on Monday after India's ODI series win against England.
He has been part of bio-secure bubbles since the end of January, ahead of the England series, and was part of each of the four Tests, five T20 Internationals and three ODIs.
Another key RCB player and South African star batsman AB de Villiers also joined the RCB bio-bubble on Thursday.
The 37-year-old batting great has been a key player for the team since he joined the franchise in 2011.
Head coach Simon Katich also came out of quarantine, along with pacer Navdeep Saini as the RCB team underwent another practice session.
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RCB regained top spot in IPL 2021 points table with the third straight win.
RCB head in to the game after three morale-boosting victories. The Virat Kohli-led side edged past defending champions Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener before getting the better of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders to jump to the top of the points table.
RCB never looked in any tearing hurry and yet the target was achieved in only 16.3 overs with all 10 wickets intact.