IPL 2021: On the eve of KKR vs RCB match, Virat Kohli announce ‘stepping down as RCB captain after IPL 2021’ follow live updates

IPL 2021: On the eve of KKR vs RCB match, Virat Kohli announce 'stepping down as RCB captain after IPL 2021' follow live updates
IPL 2021: On the eve of KKR vs RCB match, Virat Kohli announce 'stepping down as RCB captain after IPL 2021' follow live updates

IPL 2021 – Virat Kohli to resign as RCB captain- As reported first by InsideSport.co on 13th September, Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Kohli has decided to step down as captain of the team post this IPL season. Earlier this week, Kohli had announced that he will quit captaincy of the Indian T20 team after the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. RCB is scheduled to play their 1st match in IPL Phase 2 vs KKR – Follow LIVE Updates on InsideSPORT.CO

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IPL 2021: On the eve of KKR vs RCB match, Virat Kohli announce ‘stepping down as RCB captain after IPL 2021’ follow live updates

IPL 2021 – Virat Kohli to resign as RCB captain: Kohli once again took to twitter to announce his decision. Kohli, one of the most decorated players of the franchise, will continue captaining the team this season.

“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,” said Virat Kohli.

“It has been a great and inspiring journey, captaining a talented bunch of players in the RCB squad.  It wasn’t an easy decision but one that has been well thought of and in the best interest of this wonderful franchise,” he added.

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IPL 2021 – Kohli’s stint as RCB Captain: Appointed ahead of the 2013 season as a successor to Daniel Vettori, Kohli will end up with nine seasons at the helm for RCB. So far, the side has won 62 of the 132 matches under him to go with 66 losses and 4 no-results. The best season finish under him so far has been a runners-up spot in 2016, a final that RCB lost to SunRisers Hyderabad by 8 Runs at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, their home ground. Other than that, the franchise made the playoffs on only two other occasions under Kohli’s leadership: in 2015 and 2020.

IPL 2021: Virat Kohli to resign as RCB captain: Virat Kohli will now look to end his IPL captaincy on a high by winning the maiden IPL trophy. He has guided RCB to 5 wins out of the first 7 matches in IPL 2021.

The development came on the eve of RCB vs KKR scheduled to take place on September 20.The main question being raised is- Who will lead RCB after Virat Kohli’s resignation?

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Virat Kohli as IPL captain

Since taking over as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain in 2013, the expectations have been high for him to lead the team to their first IPL title. However, despite doing well on an individual front, he has failed quite badly.

Under Virat Kohli, RCB have seen highs and lows. If they have posted the highest-ever IPL score of 263 against now-defunct Pune Warriors India but have also seen posting the lowest-ever total of 49 against Kolkata Knight Riders. Amid all, even though Virat Kohli has reached individual milestones, becoming IPL’s all-time top-scorer, the IPL title has remained elusive, failing in final thrice and thrice in IPL playoffs including IPL 2020.

  • Virat Kohli’s captaincy record in IPL is poor with a 65-60 win-loss record.
  • With a winning percentage of 48.04, Kohli has one of the lowest winning records.
  • In 132 matches as a captain, Kohli has won just 60 and lost 65 matches.
  • His competitor Rohit Sharma has the best captaincy record with 60.16% captaincy winning percentage.
  • If Kohli doesn’t manage to win IPL 2021 title in UAE, he himself could step down.
  • Furthermore, while his batting average for RCB isn’t questionable, in T20Is, it has certainly dropped. As Virat Kohli is concentrating on Tests and prolong his career, stepping down from RCB captaincy is on the cards.

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