The tenth edition of the Indian Premier League will kick off tonight as the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the repeat of last year’s final.(WATCH : Virat Kohli and Steve Smith gee up their respective IPL teams )
All eight teams are getting ready for the competition and it looks like their captains are leading the way in that aspect.
The new skipper of the Rising Pune Supergiants, Steve Smith has reached out to the Pune in a promotional video that was released earlier today.
Smith is seen geeing up the Pune locals in a traditional Marathi get up and also speaking in Marathi. Smith will be looking to get everyone on his side quickly as he will try to improve the fortunes of the Rising Pune Supergiants.
Smith will also be aware that there will a giant sized Dhoni shadow behind him that could either be a huge burden or the biggest masterstroke up his sleeve. It is all up to Steve Smith from now on. (WATCH : Virat Kohli and Steve Smith gee up their respective IPL teams )
While he will not be taking part in the match, Virat Kohli has given out a motivational video for his Royal Challengers Bangalore team through social media.
The theme of the video revolves around the idea that ‘This is your time’ which signifies the importance of this season to the Royal Challengers team.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 5, 2017
The RCB came heart breakingly close to winning their maiden IPL last year before they fell to the Sunrisers in the final. But is there was ever going to be an IPL season for their taking it would be this one. (WATCH : Virat Kohli and Steve Smith gee up their respective IPL teams )
Let’s see if they finally win the IPL this time around !