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Kohli-Gayle-AB trinity is talk of Kolkata at Eden’s

“It’s like a wedding function since we have arrived here at the team hotel,” a Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) spokesperson gushed on Sunday morning, hours before the side’s clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens here.

Kohli-Gayle-AB trinity is talk of Kolkata at Eden’s
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A file photo of Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers of RCB having a chat during the match

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“Our team bus has been chased from the hotel and at the ground while entering for practice it was crazy,” said the official, not authorised to speak on record. “Especially for the big three.” There are no points for guessing the triumvirate he was talking about. 

Every time the RCB come calling, the combined star power of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle so mesmerise the home supporters that they even fleetingly forget their loyalties and burst into applause as hammer blows from the trio cross the boundary rope. 

“This has been the case every time RCB play here. The Kolkata crowd loves their cricket and they understand the level of these players and their pedigree. There is that fan boying that is unmistakable,” a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) office-bearer said.

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