Virat Kohli will step down because the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Earlier this week, Kohli had introduced that he’ll relinquish his Crew India captaincy in T20Is after the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, however will stay because the captain in ODIs and Take a look at.
“This will probably be my final IPL as captain of RCB. I am going to proceed to be an RCB participant until I play my final IPL sport. I thank all of the RCB followers for believing in me and supporting me,” Kohli stated in a press release issued by RCB.
He added, “It has been a fantastic and an inspiring journey, captaining a gifted bunch of gamers within the RCB squad. I wish to take this chance to thank the RCB administration, coaches, assist workers, gamers, and the complete RCB household, who’ve been instrumental within the development of the franchise through the years.
“It wasn’t a simple resolution however one which has been properly considered and in the very best curiosity of this glorious franchise.”
Kohli led RCB in 132 matches since being introduced because the captain in 2013, which is the second-most variety of appearances as a captain in IPL after MS Dhoni‘s 196 for Chennai Tremendous Kings and Rising Pune Supergiants. RCB received 60 matches below Kohli, which is the fourth-most below any captain within the league, misplaced 66, and 4 ended with no end result. RCB’s greatest end in an IPL season below Kohli got here in 2016 after they reached the ultimate, earlier than dropping to Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Prathmesh Mishra, Chairman, RCB stated, “Virat Kohli is without doubt one of the best cricketers, and has been a real asset to RCB. His impeccable work ethics and management abilities has been phenomenal. We respect and assist this resolution and wish to thank Virat for his unimaginable contribution to the RCB management group. He has left an indelible mark on the franchise and can proceed to be a senior member of the crew.”