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‘Not kidding’: When Virat Kohli forced KL Rahul to sign RCB contract

‘Not kidding’: When Virat Kohli forced KL Rahul to sign RCB contract

Karnataka batter and LSG skipper KL Rahul reveals how Virat Kohli played a pivotal role in his RCB contract signing in 2013

Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul reveals how he ended up signing a Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) contract The Karnataka batter made his IPL debut in 2013. Rahul spills the beans on how he was approached to sign the contract at the team hotel and who was the main man behind it.

KL Rahul to RCB, thanks to Virat Kohli

Virat Kolhi was there (ITC Gardenia), coach Ray Jennings and other support staff were also there and Virat only said, ‘Would you want to sign this contract and play for RCB?’ I was like, ‘Are you kidding? It was always my dream.’ And then he said ‘I’m just kidding. It’s not an option, just sign this contract.’ I signed and Virat said ‘It’s gonna be a crazy ride. You’re going to enjoy a lot in the next couple of months‘,” Rahul said in a video shared by Ashwin on his YouTube channel.

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Rahul admits that in just two months time, he had learnt a lot being with the RCB camp. He further reveals that he wanted to play for Bengaluru and that he would have done so if not for the diversity provided by IPL.

“I would have also loved to play for Bangalore. I had started there, I would have liked to finish there and that was there in my head. But the beauty of IPL is that you get to go into different teams with different players,” Rahul concluded.

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