Virat Kohli has decided to step down from RCB captaincy after IPL 2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore took to their official social media account to reveal the same. Just a few days ago, Kohli decided to resign from the T20 captaincy of Indian cricket team as well after the upcoming T20 World Cup. While there was some hint about the Indian captaincy, this news comes as a shocker to many.
The Bangalore franchise revealed on Twitter, “Virat Kohli to step down from RCB captaincy after #IPL2021”. Kohli said, “This will be my last IPL as captain of RCB. I’ll continue to be an RCB player till I play my last IPL game. I thank all the RCB fans for believing in me and supporting me.”
He further added, “It has been a great and an inspiring journey, captaining a talented bunch of players in the RCB squad. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the RCB management, coaches, support staff, players, and the entire RCB family, who have been instrumental in the growth of the franchise over the years. It wasn’t an easy decision but one that has been well thought of and in the best interest of this wonderful franchise. The RCB family remains close to my heart as we continue to strive to achieve excellence. As I have mentioned previously in many occasions, I will only play for RCB until my retirement from the game of cricket.”
Virat Kohli has been with the franchise since 2008 and has been leading the side since 2013. He has not played for any other team in the Indian Premier League apart from Bangalore.
Virat Kohli to step down from RCB captaincy after #IPL2021
“This will be my last IPL as captain of RCB. I’ll continue to be an RCB player till I play my last IPL game. I thank all the RCB fans for believing in me and supporting me.”: Virat Kohli#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers pic.twitter.com/QSIdCT8QQM
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 19, 2021