Virat Kohli will retire as captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after the current issue of IPL 2021.
‘It was a wonderful and inspiring journey, with a talented group of players in the RCB team. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the RCB management, coaches, support staff, players and the entire RCB family who have contributed to the growth of the franchise over the years, “ says Kohli in the video that RCB posted on their Twitter handle.
‘It was not an easy decision, but a good idea and in the best interest of this wonderful franchise. The RCB family is close to my heart as we continue to achieve excellence. “As I have mentioned on many occasions, I will only play for RCB until I retire from cricket.” he added.
Virat Kohli retires as captain of RCB # IPL2021
‘This will be my last IPL as captain of RCB. I will continue to be an RCB player until 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) 19 September 2021
Kohli has been working at RCB since 2008 and has been leading the team since 2013.
‘Virat Kohli is one of the best cricketers and was a real asset to RCB. His impeccable work ethic and leadership skills were 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, ‘he said. says RCB chairman Prathmesh Mishra in his statement.
Earlier this week, the Delhi native announced that he will be giving up his Indian T20 captaincy after the upcoming T20 World Cup in Oman and the UAE.
Kohli made these announcements to manage the ‘workload’ and ‘focus on his batting’.
According to media reports, the former captain of South Africa was AB de Villiers can lead RCB from IPL 2022.