Virat Kohli to Step Down from RCB Captaincy After This Edition: Virat Kohli has decided to step down as the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore after the second half of IPL 2021 being played in the United Arab Emirates. Royal Challengers Bangalore gave this information through a post from their official Twitter account.
Earlier, Kohli had recently announced to leave the captaincy of Team India in T20 Internationals after the 2021 T20 World Cup. After this decision of Kohli, there were speculations that he might soon leave the captaincy of RCB, and today he turned the speculations into reality. He has announced that he will step down from the captaincy of Royal Challengers Bangalore after the second half of IPL 2021 being played in UAE.
One of RCB’s most successful players, 32-year-old Kohli will continue to be a part of the team as a batsman. Kohli said in a statement issued by RCB, “This will be my last IPL as captain of RCB. I will continue to be a RCB player till my last IPL match. I would like to thank RCB fans for their faith in me and their support.” Am.”
He said, “It has been a wonderful and inspiring journey. Captaining a group of talented players of 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 progress of the franchise. Played an important role. It was not an easy decision, but it was taken with a lot of thought and in the best interest of this illustrious franchise.”
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
Know how Kohli’s record has been for RCB?
Kohli has had a very poor record for RCB as captain. He has been captaining since 2013 but has not been able to win the team title even once. After 2016, the RCB team had qualified in the play-offs last year. In 2017 and 2019, he was at the bottom of the points table while in 2018 the team finished sixth. However, as a batsman, the IPL 2016 season was very good for Kohli. He had scored 973 runs during that time. After that only in 2018 Kohli could reach beyond 500 runs. In the IPL 2021 season, he has an average of 33 in seven matches, which includes just one half-century.