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Virat Kohli | Virat met Dhoni! Said before RCB vs CSK match… | leader

Leaders Online Desk: The 17th season of the world's most popular T20 league IPL is just a few hours away. The first match of this season will be between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Dhoni and Kohli have been playing in the league since the inception of IPL. While on one hand the fans are eagerly waiting for the rivalry between the two legends, on the other hand Kohli met Dhoni during practice before the match in Chennai. This time Kohli said that I always feel good meeting Dhoni. (Virat Kohli)

In a video posted on the official social media handle of the RCB franchise, Kohli said that it has been a long time since he met Dhoni. He further said, “I feel good playing in a stadium full of CSK fans.” Especially at CSK's home ground Chepauk Stadium. The atmosphere on the ground is completely different between Chennai and Bangalore matches.

IPL hype from today

The seventeenth season of Indian Premier League i.e. IPL which is the biggest cricket league in the world is starting from today. Chennai's M. A. The opening match will be played between the defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Chidambaram Stadium. This year, the tournament is witnessing many changes and the two biggest franchises of the league, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, have changed their captains. Mumbai Indians replaced Rohit Sharma with Hardik Pandya while CSK replaced Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Rituraj Gaikwad. Apart from this, some rules have also been changed. The competition will start with the performance of Bollywood stars. (Virat Kohli)

This is the seventeenth year of the tournament which started in 2008. During this time, the success graph of the competition has always been climbing. Initially there were 8 teams; But now ten teams are participating in this tournament. These teams play around 55 to 60 matches in a period of two months. (Virat Kohli)

The schedule of this year's competition will be announced in two phases in the background of the general elections taking place in the country. The schedule for the first phase of the tournament has been announced and a total of 21 matches will be played till April 7. The schedule for the second phase will be announced soon. In 2009 and 2014, the tournament was played abroad due to Lok Sabha elections in the country; But in 2019 and this year this competition is being held in the country itself.

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