Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli, who came out of the mandatory 7-day quarantine on Wednesday has found a new supporter for his side ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the former Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.
The world’s fastest man, who is an ardent fan of the game of cricket shared a picture on social media on the same day wearing a red and gold RCB jersey. With the picture, Bolt also had a message for the RCB fans, skipper Kohli and star player AB de Villiers.
“Challengers, just letting you know, I’m still the fastest cat around,” Bolt tweeted, tagging Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
Both Kohli and De Villiers then reacted to the sprinter’s post. Kohli wrote, “No doubt and that’s why we’ve got you on our team now.” While De Villiers said, “We know whom to call when we need a few extra runs!”
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 7, 2021
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) April 7, 2021
Both Bolt and Kohli are associated with the global sportswear brand PUMA, which recently announced a long-term partnership with the Kohli-led franchise.
RCB will begin their IPL 2021 campaign against the defending champions Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener on April 9 in Chennai.