Shocking: Virat Kohli to step down as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain post IPL 2021
Virat Kohli recently announced stepping down as Team India's T20i skipper post 2021 ICC World T20. Meanwhile, he would also step down as RCB skipper after IPL 2021.
In what comes as yet another shocking news for Virat Kohli fans, he would be stepping down as the captain of his Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore post Indian Premier League 2021. Kohli decision came on Sunday night, just days after he announced that he would relinquish Team India's Twenty20 International leadership duties after ICC World T20 2021.
RCB shared a video of the same, where Kohli announced his decision. “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. This is just a small halt, not the end of the journey,” he said in the video.
Kohli has been leading the side since 2013 after Daniel Vettori stepped down from the role after playing his last in IPL 2012. He has led in 132 matches for the side to date. Although he has never won the tournament since 2008 with RCB, he has helped the side finish as runner-up on three occasions and once as the skipper.
Kohli would turn 33 during WT20 and has decided to do away with the leadership in the shortest format for both sides. There had been reports of late with the Board of Control for Cricket in India unhappy with his leadership decisions. Although it is unclear what led to him doing away with the role in RCB, it is being believed that his decision to do away with the same with Team India might have led to it with RCB, where he has failed to attain success.
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