RCB leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal feels that captain Virat Kohli will lead the team to its maiden IPL title this season.
On Sunday, RCB posted a video of Kohli on its social media platforms, where the RCB skipper announced that he will be leaving the team’s captaincy by the end of this season.
Kohli took over RCB’s captaincy in the mid-way of 2012 from New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori and will complete nine seasons at the helm of IPL 2021.
We have a big chance of winning our maiden title: Yuzvendra Chahal
The fact that Kohli hasn’t been able to win an IPL with RCB despite reaching the finals thrice has always put pressure on him. Chahal is sure that the team will win this year after their current situation.
“I am so happy that the IPL has resumed. RCB really had a brilliant start to the season. We have a big chance of winning our maiden title. I am sure Virat bhaiya (elder brother) will take RCB to their maiden title this time,” Chahal told TimesofIndia.com in an interview.
“I am happy that we have 10 points so far. I am sure we will continue the winning streak and win the title. The BCCI did a commendable job to help every single cricketer reach their respective destination (after the tournament was called off midway due to the COVID-19 situation in India),” Chahal added further.
I am lucky that I get Virat Kohli’s guidance when I play in both colours: Yuzvendra Chahal
Just before announcing his decision to step down from RCB captaincy, Kohli also decided to give up India’s T20I captaincy. Chahal said that Kohli has the hunger to win matches not only for RCB but also for the Indian national team.
“Virat bhaiya is the same when he captains RCB and India,” he said.
“His hunger for wins and appetite for runs remains the same for both RCB and India. I am lucky that I get his guidance when I play in both colours (RCB and India),” Chahal, who has played 56 ODIs and 49 T20Is, signed off.
RCB will play Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday in Abu Dhabi.