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‘Game against Mumbai will be real test’

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Vettori.— Photo:K. BHAGYA PRAKASH
Vettori.— Photo:K. BHAGYA PRAKASH

Daniel Vettori has made the transition from captaincy to being one among the players with New Zealand.

A similar change now awaits him at Royal Challengers Bangalore as Virat Kohli will lead the squad in the Indian Premier League’s current edition.

During an interaction with the media, the genial left-arm spinner and former RCB skipper stressed that the team’s opening game against Mumbai Indians here on Thursday would be a real test.

Excerpts:

New role and fitness: It is still about being a senior player and given an opportunity, it is about stepping up and contributing to the team.

I have played a few domestic games and it is good to be here and to be able to train and hopefully everything will be okay.

Kohli the leader: I think he is incredibly committed and that is an outstanding quality for a leader.

It speaks from the fact that he gives it everything. It is a natural transition for him to captain RCB and he seems to be doing a great job.

Mumbai Indians: Mumbai like us has been a form team every year.

They have a good combination all the way down and it is a great opening game for us and it will be a real test of where we are early on and we can access ourselves in this competition depending upon how we play against Mumbai.

On Jesse Ryder: He is improving everyday and our thoughts are with him and we wish him a speedy recovery. His recovery is great news.

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