3 Players Who Can Replace Virat Kohli As The RCB Captain In IPL 2022. The last week has seen a lot of turbulence in Indian cricket and it has been due to none other than Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
After stating that he will step down as the captain of the India National Cricket Team after the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Virat announced that he will also be stepping down as the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain after IPL 2021. Virat has been captaining the Royal Challengers Bangalore since the 2013 season in the IPL and he has led the franchise in 132 matches so far.
Virat Kohli will also be representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore in his 200th match for the franchise as they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in match 31 of IPL 2021 on Monday. However, a trophy-elusive cabinet has put a lot of pressure on Skipper Kohli who now seems to focus a lot more on his batting.
Since Virat will step down as the captain of RCB next season, let’s take a look at the 3 current RCB players who are best suited to replace Virat as the skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore. It should be noted that IPL 2022 is set to witness a mega auction and hence, a lot of players will be shuffled. The 3 possible captaincy choices are made kept in mind the current squad of RCB.
3 Players Who Can Replace Virat Kohli As The RCB Captain In IPL 2022
3. AB de Villiers
If Virat Kohli is one pillar that has kept RCB standing, AB de Villiers has perfectly emulated the role of a supporting player. When Virat steps down as the skipper, AB de Villiers will probably be the aptest candidate to replace Virat. The Superman of Cricket has been associated with the franchise since the 4th edition of the Indian Premier League and is the second-highest run-scorer for RCB in the IPL.
He also forms a great camaraderie with Virat as the two are considered to be best friends on and off the field of cricket. In 148 matches, de Villiers has smashed 4382 runs for the franchise with 3 centuries and 40 half-centuries to his name.