"I would like to represent RCB, because Virat is my favorite player"- Afghanistan's star batter reveals his desire to play for RCB in IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of the world's most popular T20 franchises. The fan following and the craze among cricket lovers is unmatchable irrespective of their performances in the Indian Premier League. They haven't won the IPL title till now, but they are still one of the most followed T20 teams in the world.
One of the prime reasons for that is the presence of the former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, in the team. Then, RCB had the services of "Universe Boss" Chris Gayle and "Mr.360" AB de Villiers. Even the current squad has some of the world's most popular players like Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, and Dinesh Karthik.
And many players have shared their desire to play for RCB at some point. But only a few players get the chance to play in the IPL. One such name, who himself is quite an explosive batsman in T20 cricket, is Najibullah Zadran.
The Afghanistan batting superstar, who has already played in various leagues around the world, has opened up on his desire to play in the IPL. The 29-year-old is an experienced batter for the Afghan team in the white-ball format. He has represented his country in 79 ODIs and 73 T20Is in his career so far.
Overall, he has scored 1849 ODI runs and 1362 T20I runs. In the latest interview, Najibullah said that he likes Virat Kohli in the Indian team and wants to play for RCB at some point in time. Notably, he hasn't played for any IPL team till now.
As per a media report, he said, "RCB is the one IPL team I would like to represent. Virat Kohli is my favourite Indian player". RCB had a decent performance in the recently concluded IPL season. They ended up in third place in the end. RCB lost to Rajasthan Royals in the second qualifier.
Afghanistan will now play with Ireland in a five-match T20I series that will start on August 09. In the recently concluded white-ball series against Zimbabwe, Afghanistan whitewashed them 3-0 in both the ODI and T20I series.