Virat Kohli to step down as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain after IPL 2021

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Virat Kohli has introduced that he’ll step down because the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after the present version of Indian Premier League (IPL). The Indian right-hand batsman mentioned he’ll proceed with the staff until he performs “his final sport within the IPL,” in an official RCB video.

“Spoke to the squad this night earlier than the second leg of the event begins to tell everybody that that is going to be my final leg within the IPL as captain of RCB,” Kohli acknowledged within the video.

“…I just lately introduced stepping down from T20 captaincy as nicely to handle my workload which has been immense over the past so a few years. I need to have the ability to proceed to be dedicated to the duties that I’m fulfilling and I’ve felt and wanted the house to refresh, to regroup and be completely clear in how I need to transfer ahead,” he additional mentioned.

Kohli mentioned he has made it clear to the administration that he’ll proceed to be with RCB until he continues to play within the IPL. He has been with the staff because the starting of the league.

Kohli, 32, who took cost as captain in 2013, remains to be awaiting his first title for Bangalore. He has led the squad in 132 matches, a determine second solely to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, out of which 60 had been gained, 65 had been misplaced, three had been tied and 4 resulted in no consequence.

The announcement got here three days after his choice to additionally stop India’s T20 captaincy on the finish of the World Cup in within the United Arab Emirates and Oman this October-November.

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