Virat Kohli will step down as captain of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after the 2021 season, the participant stated on Sunday.
Kohli this week additionally gave up the captaincy of India’s Twenty20 aspect to handle his immense workload, saying he wouldn’t proceed within the position after this yr’s World Cup within the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
“This can be my final IPL as captain of RCB. I will proceed to be an RCB participant until I play my final IPL sport. I thank all of the RCB followers for believing in me and supporting me,” stated Kohli on RCB’s Twitter deal with.
“I spoke to the administration this night. This was one thing that was on my thoughts… I wanted the area to refresh, regroup and be completely clear in tips on how to transfer ahead.”
Kohli, who took over as RCB skipper full time in 2013, has but to guide the aspect to an IPL title.
“RCB goes to undergo a transitional section with an enormous public sale arising subsequent yr… I’ve made it to clear to the administration that I can’t consider being in another workforce than RCB,” added the 32-year-old.
RCB tackle the Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi on Monday of their first sport for the reason that resumption of the 2021 season.