Virat Kohli’s resignation as captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore has not been accepted by the team as of yet. reports Crictracker. Kohli has been with the team since its establishment in 2008 and led the squad since 2013.
While Kohli’s position has been left empty, it seems that the Royal Challengers Bangalore administration has not yet formally authorised his departure. That, however, does not imply that Kohli will be regarded as the captain in the future. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will choose their captain on March 12. While waiting for the IPL 2022 Mega auction to end, Kohli was one of three players, along with Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and bowler Mohammed Siraj, who was retained by the club ahead of the auction, which took place last month.
Kohli’s retention was a foregone conclusion in light of his long-standing affiliation with the club since he has indisputably been the face of the franchise during the franchise’s eight-year run in the IPL despite failing to lead the side to a championship. Meanwhile, Kohli has said unequivocally that he intends to remain with the club despite relinquishing his leadership role, claiming that he can’t see himself playing with any other team than the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
What did Virat Kohli say at the time of leaving RCB captaincy:
RCB released a video in which Kohli stated, “I’ve talked to the players this evening before the second leg of the tournament begins, to notify everyone that this is going to be my last leg in the IPL as captain of RCB. I talked with the management this evening about something that has been on my mind for a long, given that I had just stated that I would be standing down from the T20 captaincy as well, to manage my workload, which has been tremendous for so many years.”
In the same video, Kohli said, “I’ve made it obvious to the management that I can’t see myself playing for any other side than RCB, and that has been my commitment from day one. I want to remain a Royal Challengers Bangalore player till the end of my IPL career. But it’s been a wonderful nine-year road filled with pleasure, frustration, moments of delight, and times of despair, and I just want to express my gratitude to every one of you from the bottom of my heart for your unwavering and unconditional support and belief in me.
As a result of his acquisition by the franchise for INR 7 crore at the Mega auction, South African batsman Faf du Plessis is largely expected to take over the leadership duties. In the 2022 season, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will open their campaign against Punjab on March 27 at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. The RCB is in Group B with the Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings, and Gujarat Titans.