The 32-year-old Kohli, one of the vital adorned gamers of the franchise, will proceed to be part of the RCB squad
Virat Kohli will step down as captain of his IPL workforce Royal Challengers Bangalore on the finish of the continuing season, the Indian batting maestro introduced on Sunday, two days after deciding to stop nationwide T20 captaincy following subsequent month’s World Cup.
The 32-year-old Kohli, one of the vital adorned gamers of the franchise, will proceed to be part of the RCB squad.
“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,” Kohli stated in a press release issued by RCB.
He added, “It has been a great and an inspiring journey, captaining a talented bunch of players in the RCB squad. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the RCB management, coaches, support staff, players, and the entire RCB family, who have been instrumental in the growth of the franchise over the years.
“It wasn’t a straightforward resolution however one which has been properly considered and in the very best curiosity of this excellent franchise.” Kohli of late hasn’t been at his peak as a batsman in Tests, a format which he adores.
For shut to 2 years now, Kohli hasn’t scored a long-form century and made 563 runs at a mean of 26.80 in 12 Tests throughout this era.
While asserting his resolution to stop nationwide T20 captaincy, he had said that he was taking the step to handle his workload higher.