first_imgVirat Kohli dazzles in new IPL 2019 advertisementVirat Kohli can be seen cheering kids playing gully cricket in a new promotional video for Indian Premier League 2019, starting March 23advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 11, 2019UPDATED: March 11, 2019 18:02 IST Virat Kohli in a promotional video of IPL 2019 (Screengrab from Star Sports YouTube)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli will lead Royal Challengers Bangalore’s hunt for the elusive title in IPL 2019RCB take on Chennai Super Kings in the opener of the 12th season of IPLVirat Kohli can be seen cheering kids playing gully cricket in the latest promotional video of IPL 2019The 12th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is almost here and the promotions for the cash-rich Twenty20 league are in full swing.While match-ups between superstar India cricketers, including Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant was used as the narrative for a promotional video, the makers have now released another video featuring kids playing gully cricket.India and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli makes an appearance in the promotional video, released on Monday.Kohli can be seen telling a kid wearing RCB jersey to stop worrying about assuming cricketers names and rather make a name for himself. In the video, a group of kids, wearing the shirts of various IPL franchises, are assuming the names of big superstars from the respective teams.Nonetheless, one of them stands out and says he isn’t Kohli despite wearing an RCB jersey.Kohli-led RCB, who are still searching the elusive title, will begin their IPL 2019 campaign in Chennai in the big-ticket season opener against Chennai Super Kings. MS Dhoni, who is being seen as a vital cog of Team India for the 2019 World Cup, will lead CSK’s title defence in the upcoming season, starting March 23.Kohli will be leading India in the fifth and final ODI of the ongoing series against Australia which will also be the team’s last international assignment ahead of 2019 World Cup.Australia levelled the series in Mohali on Sunday with a four-wicket win in the fourth ODI. The visitors completed their highest-ever successful chase as the likes of Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb and Ashton Turner helped them gun down a 359-run target.advertisementKohli had arrived in Delhi, his hometown, on Monday. The India captain posed with his pet dog and posted a photograph on social media.Kohli will be keen on leading the team from the front with the bat in front of his home crowd on Wednesday. The 30-year-old smashed back-to-back centuries in the second and third ODI but failed in Mohali after coming in to bat at No. 4.Also Read | Unfair to compare Rishabh Pant with MS Dhoni: Dhawan after Mohali defeat to AustraliaAlso Read | India fail to defend 350-plus score for the 1st time in their ODI historyAlso Read | Pakistan Cricket Board writes to ICC for action against India for wearing camouflage capsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Indian Premier League 2019Follow IPLFollow Royal Challengers Bangalorelast_img