Royal Challengers Bangalore’s South African contingent has flown into Dubai to hook up with the rest of the team ahead of the 13th Indian Premier League.
AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn and Chris Morris joined their RCB teammates at the Waldorf Astoria in Dubai on Saturday, where the team is undergoing six days of isolation before beginning training.
The video of their arrival was shared by the RCB on their official Twitter handle. After arriving, de Villiers said: “I am very excited, very happy to be here. Travelling was bit different to normal but we have made it here with my South African friends and we are very happy to be back in the RCB family. I am looking forward to my COVID-19 test.”
“It’s been quite a while that we have played the game that we love. So yeah very challenging but we are very excited to get going, a little bit nervous too to be honest,” said Morris.
“It’s going to be interesting to play in the heat. We got here like 3 in the morning and it was steaming outside. Looking forward to what’s it going to be like in a few weeks,” said Steyn.
RCB’s squad reached Dubai on Friday ahead of the season slated to begin from September 19 until November 10.
Skipper Virat Kohli flew in on a private jet from Mumbai, where he completed his COVID-19 testing.