Virat Kohli To Step Down As RCB Captain After IPL 2021. The current captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli has informed that he will step down as the RCB skipper after the end of IPL 2021 this year. RCB skipper Virat Kohli came up with the massive announcement of stepping down as their skipper after the current season of the Indian Premier League.
Notably, Virat had last week stated that he will also be leaving the captaincy of the Indian T20 team after the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Virat mentioned that he is taking this step as a part of his workload management. Now, this comes as another massive announcement as Virat has been leading the side since 2013.
Virat Kohli To Step Down As RCB Skipper After IPL 2021
Virat has been leading RCB since 2013 but the franchise has failed to win a title so far in the Indian Premier League. Over the years, the franchise has boasted a host of superstars including Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn, Shane Watson, and many more. Virat led RCB to the IPL 2016 final but they sadly lost it to SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).
In a video shared by Royal Challengers Bangalore on Twitter, Virat stated, “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.”
Watch the video here:
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
Virat To Step Down As Indian T20 Skipper After The T20 World Cup
Notably, Virat had declared last week that he will also be stepping down as the Indian T20 skipper after this edition of the T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli has been leading the Indian limited-overs side since 2017 but a trophyless cabinet has had a lot of pressure on his batting as the man with 70 international centuries has failed to score any since the last couple of years.
Rohit Sharma is most likely to take over as the Indian T20 skipper after the end of the T20 World Cup. However, the race for the vice-captain seems to intensify with Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, and Jasprit Bumrah emerging as strong contenders for the position.