IPL 2021: Is family the reason Virat Kohli stepped down as RCB captain? Read what Dale Steyn said
Dale Steyn said in an interview that Virat Kohli's family might be why he decided to step down as RCB captain after IPL 2021.
In an interview, former South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn talked about Virat Kohli and his decision of quitting as captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after the end of this year's IPL season.
A few days back, Virat shocked his fans as he announced that he would be stepping down as the captain of his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. This news came just after Virat announced that he would relinquish Team India's Twenty20 International leadership duties after ICC World T20 2021.
RCB's official social media handles shared a video where Virat is 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.
In an interview with Espncricinfo, Dale Steyn had said maybe because of his family and personal responsibilities; he took that decision.
“He’s been with RCB from the very beginning. I don’t know, as life goes on you start to prioritise things. Virat got a young family right now, and captaincy can weigh heavily on the brain, and your personal life can also heavily weigh on you," said Steyn.
Dale Steyn also added that Virat decision at this time can help in her career at this point of time, “Maybe, relinquishing a little bit of that responsibility and just being able to focus on his batting is a good decision at this time of his career."