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Virat Kohli Will Step down As RCB Captain After IPL 2021

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Monday, 20th September 2021


Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) announced on social media on Sunday that captain Virat Kohli would step down after the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. The franchise released a video in which the RCB captain explained his decision. Kohli also stated in an official statement, "Captaining a talented group of players in the RCB squad has been a fantastic and inspiring journey. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the RCB management, coaches, support staff, players, and the entire RCB family for their contributions to the franchise's success over the years."

"It wasn't an easy decision, but it was well thought out and in the best interests of this fantastic franchise. The RCB family will always be near and dear to my heart as we strive for excellence. As I have stated on numerous occasions, I will only play for the RCB until I retire from the game of cricket ", he went on to say.

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The announcement comes just days after Kohli announced that he will step down as Team India's T20I captain at the end of the ICC T20 World Cup, which will take place after the IPL in the UAE and Oman.

Kohli, on the other hand, will continue to captain the Indian team in Tests and ODIs.

Before stepping down, Kohli will be hoping to lead RCB to their first IPL title this year. RCB are currently third in the league table, with 10 points from seven games. They also managed to win five games before the season was called off in May.

The Bengaluru team will resume their IPL 2021 campaign on Monday, when they face the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match 31 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Kohli has previously led RCB to the IPL 2016 final, but has never won the title with the Bengaluru outfit, either as a player or as captain.

 

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