Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri lauded Virat Kohli’s soccer skills on Saturday and also hoped that he is ‘goal-oriented’ ahead of the Indian Premier League in UAE. Also Read - IPL 2020: Learnt a Lot From Virat Kohli, Says RCB Opener Devdutt Padikkal

Chhetri tweeted: “Hey Champ @imVkohli saw you showing off football skills in these kicks that I’d sent. Hope you’re “goal-oriented” for the new season.” Also Read - IPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad Allrounder Mitchell Marsh Likely to be Ruled Out of Entire Season

Ever since arriving in UAE, Kohli has looked focussed and has been motivating his teammates ahead of the new season. Kohli has also been in the nets and has looked good. It is no secret that the 32-year old loves football and has also been playing a lot of football ahead of the training sessions to warm-up.

Kohli – who is the leading run-getter in the history of the league – will again hold the fortunes of his franchise this season. Despite Kohli’s phenomenal record in IPL, the RCB franchise has never won the title and this time they would like to change that.

IPL 13 is scheduled to start on September 19 and the final will take place on November 10. RCB is batting heavy as a unit and their problem would be the bowling. They would like to start well and carry the momentum in the tournament.

RCB will once again rely on Kohli and AB de Villiers to get the big scores so that their bowlers can have enough cushion to bowl to. Kane Richardson – who pulled out of the tournament – has been replaced by Adam Zampa.