Virat Kohli to Step Down as RCB Captain: In a massive breaking news, Virat Kohli has confirmed that he will step down as the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain after the conclusion of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. This is the second big announcement from Kohli in a short time period after he recently decided to step down as the India T20I captain after this year’s ICC T20 World Cup 2021. RCB will be playing their first match of the IPL 2021 UAE leg against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 20 September in Abu Dhabi.
Virat Kohli has captained RCB in a total of 132 matches out of which he has won 60 game and suffered 65 losses. In his shocking announcement, Virat mentioned that he will continue to serve RCB as a player until his retirement from the game. He noted that he had a discussion with the RCB team management and entire current squad before taking the call on his captaincy future. In a noticeable fact, before next year’s IPL season, there will be a mega auction and it will be interesting to see what lies in the future for Kohli and RCB.
Virat Kohli, Captain, RCB said, “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.”
The Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore have managed to win five out of their seven matches so far and are currently placed third on the points table. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have only won two matches so far in IPL 2021 season. They are slotted at the seventh position on the tally.
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