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9 years… still hands empty, captain Virat Kohli departed without winning the IPL title

9 साल... फिर भी रहे हाथ खाली, बिना IPL का खिताब जीते विदा हुए कप्तान विराट कोहली

Virat Kohli will no longer be the captain of RCB

With the defeat of KKR in the Eliminator match of IPL 2021, the dream of winning RCB’s first title was shattered once again. As much as the RCB fans were saddened by the loss of the team, it was also that Virat Kohli failed to make the team champion by captaining the team for almost 10 years. The Eliminator match against KKR proved to be the last match for Virat Kohli as a captain. Kohli’s 9-year wait could not be completed. He could not make the team champion under his captaincy.

Before the start of the second season of IPL 2021, Virat Kohli had announced that he would step down from the captaincy after this season. However, Virat had also assured that he wants to remain associated with RCB in the future, but will work for the team as a batsman. Since then the fans and the entire RCB team wanted to bid farewell to their captain as a champion, although KKR did not allow this to happen.

Virat Kohli could not make RCB the champion

Virat Kohli but he could never win the IPL trophy for RCB under his captaincy. Talking about the captaincy of Virat Kohli for Royal Challengers Bangalore, he took over the command of the team in 2013. (Virat had captained for some matches in 2011, 2012). Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, RCB has played a total of 140 matches in this league, in which this team won 64 matches and lost 69 matches. As a captain, he was the most successful captain of this league so far and also succeeded in winning the most matches. Apart from this, he captained this team in 140 matches and was second in terms of captaining the most matches for a franchise. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is in the first place.

statement on leaving captaincy

Regarding playing his last IPL as captain, Virat Kohli said, ‘I have tried a lot to create such a tradition where aggressive cricket can be played. That’s what I tried in the Indian team. All I can say is that I have given my best. I gave my 120 per cent here and will continue to contribute to the franchise as a player on the field. There is a good chance that now we can rebuild the team for the next three years. I will play for Bangalore only. Honesty matters to me and will be dedicated to this franchise till the last day of IPL.

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