Within four days, Virat Kohli resigned from the captaincy twice. On 16 September, when he left the captaincy of the Indian T20 cricket team, he gave another blow to his fans late on the night of 19 September. Kohli told that this is his last IPL season as RBC captain.
The 32-year-old Kohli, one of the most successful players in the franchise, will, however, continue to be a part of RCB. Now the question arises that what happened to Kohli all of a sudden that he was ready to leave the captaincy. Has the workload that Kohli is referring to increased overnight? It cannot be that they suddenly realized the burden of work last week.
Season by season RCB’s game under Virat’s captaincy
Kohli, who scored 6076 runs in 199 matches at an average of 37.97, is the most successful batsman of the tournament. The right-handed batsman has five centuries and 40 half-centuries to his name.
Virat Kohli was included in RCB at the start of the league in 2008, he was given the captaincy of the team in 2013. The team never won an IPL title under the leadership of Cheeku, but was never removed from the captaincy due to his brand value.
“This will be my last IPL as captain of RCB,” Kohli said in a video statement released by RCB. I will continue to be a RCB player till my last IPL match. I thank RCB fans for believing in me and supporting me. It has been a wonderful and inspiring journey, captaining a bunch of talented players from 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 played a vital role in the progress of the franchise.
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