Virat Kohli said on Sunday “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,” the 32-year-old flamboyant batsman said in a video released by RCB Officals.
Ever since the start of IPL in 2008, Kohli has been a man for RCB. He was appointed as the franchise’s captain in 2013 but so far, he has been unable to lift the IPL trophy. Under his captaincy, RCB finished as runners-up in the 2016 edition but unable lift the trophy.
The news broke several hearts as fans wondered why the Kohli took this decision. Now fans his questioning who would take over the RCB leadership after Kohli.
Kohli further said “I want to be able to be committed to the responsibilities that I am fulfiling and I felt I needed the space to be fresh, to regroup and be absolutely clear in how I want to move forward,”.
“It’s been a great journey of nine years, with moments of joy and frustration, happiness and sadness,” he added.
This is the second big announcement that Kohli has made this week since deciding to quit captaincy after the T-20 World Cup.