Virat Kohli stays the one cricketer within the IPL to have performed for a single franchise since his debut when he joined the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2008 as a U19 participant. Since then, he has been with the group, turning into captain in 2013 and main the facet for a decade.
However, earlier than the IPL 2021, Kohli shocked the RCB and IPL followers, asserting that he’ll step down because the captain of the facet after the match. Kohli additionally stepped down from Indian T20I captaincy as properly, with the T20 World Cup 2021 being his final as India captain.
Kohli talked about quitting the captaincy on the RCB podcast and mentioned: “I’m not someone who holds onto things more than I should. Even if I know I can do a lot more, if I’m not going to enjoy the process, I’m not going to do it.”
“Because it’s very difficult for people to understand your decisions unless they are in your situation. From the outside, people have their own expectations Oh! How did that happen? We are so shocked’.
“There’s nothing to be shocked about. I explain to people, I wanted some space and I wanted to manage my workload and the story ends there,” Kohli added.
When I Wanted To Make A Decision, I Made A Decision And I Announced It: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli had taken over as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captaincy in 2013 from Daniel Vettori, who moved into the pinnacle coach function. Kohli since then led the RCB to their second IPL last in 2016, whereas having the match of his life that season, scoring 974 runs together with a document 4 centuries.
However, RCB fell on the last hurdle, dropping the IPL 2016 last to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), led by David Warner, who gained the ultimate and the trophy. Right from the inaugural IPL until final season, RCB has by no means gained the cash-rich match.
Kohli’s choice to give up the captaincy raised fairly a number of eyebrows and the previous RCB and India skipper asserted that it is rather tough for folks to know what a cricketer thinks whereas taking such choices.
Rubbising all of the conversations that folks had about his choice, Kohli cleared the air saying, “There was actually nothing at all. I keep my life very simple and basic, when I wanted to make a decision, I made a decision and I announced it. I didn’t want to think about it and contemplate it for another year.
“That would’ve done nothing to me, nothing to the environment I’m part of. Quality of life is something very important to me. And the quality of cricket is something very important to me.”
“Over a period of time, you want to do what you’re doing day-in-and-day-out and you want to do as much as you can, but at the end of the day, you have to realize that quality is far more important than quantity,” confused Kohli.
Virat Kohli was retained by the RCB franchise for the IPL 2022 season, who’re but to call a brand new captain.