RCB yet to accept Virat Kohli, the skipper’s, resignation: Reports: Though it’s been many months since Virat Kohli declared to step down from the captaincy of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the franchise in red and black has reportedly not accepted Kohli’s resignation as the captain of the side.
Virat Kohli during the second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in the UAE announced that he will be leaving behind his leadership role in the RCB. His decision to relinquish the role shocked his fans and the cricket pundits as the development came after he stepped from leading team India in the shortest format after the completion of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
“I’ve spoken to the squad this evening before the second leg of the tournament starts, to inform everyone that this is going to be my last leg in the IPL as captain of RCB,” Kohli had said in a video posted by the franchise.
The former Indian captain has been the face of RCB for several years now. Owing to his sensational cricket and magnificent fitness, Virat helped RCB achieve its deserved fan base.
Having led the franchise since 2013 and being part of it since the inception of the cash-rich Indian Premier League, it was hard to accept his resignation. However, that certainly doesn’t mean that Virat Kohli will be seen leading RCB once again in the Tata IPL 2022, starting March 26.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are set to name their new captain on March 12th. The franchise has called a press conference at 4 PM (India Time) to unveil their new skipper.
Meanwhile, the reports have claimed that former South African skipper Faf du Plessis is certainly going to be Virat Kohli’s successor in the RCB.
Earlier, Aussie dashing all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was also in the contention, however, his unavailability during the first few matches of the Tata IPL 2022 ruled his name out of the contest.
The Bangalore based Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise is set to kickstart its IPL 2022 journey on March 27th with a contest against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in DY Patil Stadium.