Not many players in the world have staggering batting records like Virat Kohli and it is very special that he has stayed in RCB from the initial edition of IPL in 2008. He has won a lot of hearts worldwide and one of the reasons for it has been his loyalty. He decided to step down as RCB captain after the ongoing IPL edition and will continue to wear the RCB colours anyhow.
RCB’s campaign in IPL 2021 came to an end in the eliminator against KKR where they were outplayed completely by the opponent. They still will be searching for their maiden IPL title in the upcoming editions without the leadership of Virat Kohli which is a strange moment. He has served the franchise tremendously including his unforgettable season in 2016 where he scored 973 runs.
“I Only Have Gratitude For The Opportunity” – Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli in a video released by RCB’s Instagram page had mentioned the emotions he has connected with the franchise and admitted that he has tried his heart out for the title. He accepted that fate could be cruel sometimes even if he is the best in the world and he was grateful for the opportunity he has had with RCB in leading the team.
“It’s a bit of an emotional moment for me because I have led this franchise for so long. And I have tried my absolute best to make the team win and get us a title. Unfortunately, it could not happen and such is life. I don’t have any complaints. I only have gratitude for the opportunity that RCB has given me. I am happy that I could give everything I had.”
“As I said, some things are not meant to be. I am ever so grateful for everything I have been able to do as a captain for RCB and for the opportunity that I had.” Virat Kohli opened up on the video
Winning At Bangalore Is The Most Amazing Feeling, Reckons Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli in his emotional video mentioned that he wishes to recollect all the fond and beautiful memories he had while winning the tough encounters. He also felt that winning the home games in Bangalore gives him the most amazing feeling.
“Well, you obviously sit back and remember all the games where the team found inspiration to come back and win tough games and then turn things around and make the playoffs. Those crucial matches you win, especially at home in Bangalore, were the most amazing. It is the most amazing feeling.” He added
Virat Kohli finished the IPL 2021 with 405 runs at an average of 28.92 and hit three fifties in the season.