Virat Kohli will step down as captain of his Royal Challengers Bangalore team at the end of the current season, the Indian batting maestro announced on Sunday, two days after deciding to step down as T20 national captain after the World Cup. next month. Kohli, 32, one of the franchise’s most decorated players, will continue to be part of the RCB squad.
“This will be my last IPL as RCB captain. I will continue to be an RCB player until I play my last IPL game. I thank all RCB fans for believing in me and to support me, ”Kohli said in a statement released by RCB. He added: “It has been a great and inspiring journey, leading a group of talented players from the RCB team. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the RCB management, coaches, support staff , the players and the entire RCB family, who have been instrumental in the growth of the franchise over the years.
“It was not an easy decision, but a well thought out decision and in the best interests of this wonderful franchise.” Kohli was not at his peak as a drummer in Tests, a format he loves. For almost two years now, Kohli hasn’t scored a century of long form and completed 563 runs at 26.80 in 12 tests during that time. By announcing his decision to leave the T20 national captaincy, he said he was taking the step to better manage his workload.