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Virat Kohli's message on Holi: Let's celebrate vibrant hues, beautiful relationships and joyous laughter

Virat Kohli, who is currently preparing for IPL 12, wished everyone a colourful Holi.

India TV Sports Desk Written by: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 21, 2019 13:54 IST
Virat Kohli's message on Holi

Virat Kohli's message on Holi

Team India captain Virat Kohli wished everyone a happy Holi on the occassion of the festival of colours on Thursday.

Kohli, who is quite vocal about staying grounded and enjoying the little things in life, greeted his fans on Twitter.

"Happy Holi to everyone! Let's celebrate the vibrant hues, the beautiful relationships and the joyous laughter," Kohli tweeted.

The Team India captain is currently preparing for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League in Bengaluru and that is where he is expected to spend the day.

Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will soon fly off to Chennai for the tournament opener on Saturday, where they will take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings.

RCB is yet to win a title so far in 11 years and this year people are hoping it to be different. 

With the Bengaluru franchise, Kohli has played 11 seasons so far and captained them in six. RCB's best runs have come in 2009 and 2016 -- where they have reached the final but collapsed at the final hurdle. In 2009 it was under Anil Kumble and in 2016, Kohli's dream run with the bat took the Bengaluru franchise to the finals before losing to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

With RCB, Kohli has a special bond and while he has delivered with the bat almost every time over the last five years, his team selection and habit of losing the plot has cost him each time in the IPL.

"To me, it (playing for RCB) has been a most special experience. I don't see myself leaving or playing for any other franchise," Kohli said while speaking to reporters during the launch of RCB's new app in Bengaluru.

"The (RCB's) failure lies where decisions aren't made properly. If I sit here and say our luck was bad, that won't be right. You make your own luck, and if you make poor decisions and the other team makes good ones, you will lose," the RCB skipper added.

"When we played big matches too, our decision-making wasn't right. When your decision-making is spot on and balanced, those teams win the IPL. The teams that are more relaxed, don't take the pressure too much, and take good decisions in pressure moments - they should get the credit for winning," Kohli said.

In 2019, after the highs of Down Under and in the form of his life, Kohli is rejuvenated and a man with a mission. Giving RCB their maiden trophy is an objective and that will cement his legacy along with the likes of Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir, who have all been stalwarts in the cash-rich tournament in terms of captaincy.