RCB has stated that Virat Kohli would step down as captain once VIVO IPL 2021 concludes since he has made a personal decision. Kohli, the franchise’s most accomplished player, will remain with the RCB team, Virat Kohli Decides To Step Down As RCB Captain.
Virat Kohli also stated this week that he would step down as India’s T20I captain following the T20 World Cup. At the moment, one of the reasons for his decision to step down was the workload. However, he has chosen not to head RCB again in the upcoming season, with the mega-auction also scheduled for later this year.
Prathmesh Mishra, RCB Chairman said: “Virat Kohli is one of the finest cricketers, and has been a true asset to RCB. His impeccable work ethics and leadership skills has been phenomenal. We respect and support this decision and would like to thank Virat for his incredible contribution to the RCB leadership group. He has left an indelible mark on the franchise and will continue to be a senior member of the team.”
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire RCB management: Virat Kohli
In addition, Virat Kohli declared that he will remain a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team until he officially retires from cricket.
RCB Captain, Virat Kohli 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.”
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