Virat Kohli, the Delhi Boy who has secured a home in the hearts of Bengaluru has decided to step down as the RCB captain from the next season of IPL. This decision was looking quite obvious after Virat had quit the captaincy for the Indian National Team in the shortest format, earlier this week. The official announcement of this decision was made by the Twitter handle of Royal Challengers Bangalore. This is going to be VK’s last IPL season as the skipper of the Bengaluru side and VK will be looking to grab the trophy. Here’s a look at how the events panned out: –
Virat Kohli steps down from RCB Captaincy: –
“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.” said Virat in the video posted by the official Twitter handle of the franchise.
“Spoke to the management this evening, something that was on my mind since a certain time, as I recently announced stepping down from T20I captaincy as well to manage my workload. It has been immense over the last few years. I intend to be committed to the responsibilities I am fulfilling. I felt that I required this space in order to refresh and regroup” Virat continued.
“I am absolutely clear about how I want to move forward and I understand that RCB is going to go through a transitional phase with the mega auction next year. I made my point clear to the management that I can’t think of playing for any other team than for Bangalore,” he added. Virat seemed emotional during his address to the fans.
Virat Kohli Captaincy Record: –
Virat has had an impressive captaincy record with the national team but with the franchise, it doesn’t look great. The team that Virat has been part of for over the years has had good players but they have failed to stand up to the grand stage. This makes it eventual that Virat has failed to manage even 1 trophy over a period of 8 years of captaincy. However, the hopes are high this season with RCB being placed 3rd in the points table. In the 8 years, Virat has captained for a total of 132 games, winning 60, losing 65, and tieing 3 games. This takes Virat’s win percent to 48.04%.