IPL 2021: Virat Kohli leaves captaincy, loyalty stands firm

Credits: IPL Twitter

Virat Kohli left off as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain. As captain he generally gave his 120% for the franchise throughout the years in the IPL. RCB were taken out of IPL 2021 after they lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets in Eliminator on Monday in Sharjah.

Virat Kohli, who has driven RCB throughout the most recent 10 years, took over from Daniel Vettori in 2013 as their full-time captain. He drove them to the final in 2016 yet the Bangalore-based franchise have underachieved generally. Kohli’s spell as leader notwithstanding having a cosmic team of stars throughout the tenure.

What Kohli Said:

Credits: RCB Twitter

Virat Kohli had said before the beginning of the UAE leg of IPL 2021 that he would surrender captaincy after the consummation of the period and the captain’s reign finished in dissatisfaction as RCB turned into the first team throughout the history of IPL to be taken out in the Eliminator in two progressive seasons.

“I have tried my best to create a culture here where youngsters could come in and play with freedom and belief. It is something I have done with India as well. I have given my best. I don’t know how the response has been, but I have given 120% to this franchise every time, which is something I will now do as a player,” Kohli said.

Kohli by and by repeated that he would need to remain at Royal Challengers Bangalore as a player till the time he resigns from the IPL. The India skipper said dedication matters to him more than whatever else and he can’t see himself playing for one more franchise in the wake of having gone through every one of the 14 years of IPL in Bangalore.

“Yes definitely, I don’t see myself playing anywhere else. Loyalty matters more to me than worldly pleasures. I would be in the RCB till the last day I play in the IPL,” Kohli added.

Kohli’s Stats:

Over the last 11 years, Kohli led RCB in 140 matches. He won 66 and lost 70 as the skipper of the much-followed franchise. With the bat, Kohli hardly let RCB down as he hit 4871 runs, including 5 hundreds, in 139 innings.

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