Virat Kohli: ‘Discussed quitting RCB captaincy with AB de Villiers in 2019’

Virat Kohli will probably be stepping down as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain submit IPL2021. The announcement by India’s premier batter got here days after he introduced the identical in T20Is. Kohli took the choice to maintain a wholesome test on his workload, including he’ll proceed with main the Men In Blue in the 50-over format and Tests.

Giving extra insights on his resolution, Kohli stated he had mentioned the thought with his RCB teammate AB de Villiers in 2019 however continued to guide the aspect due to the restructuring of the administration.  

“About this decision, I had spoken to AB in 2019. It’s not new. With the IPL, I was always in a space where I wanted to create a peaceful environment. We had this discussion and then I thought we will give it one more year. A restructuring of the management happened and things were much better in 2020. I felt a little more relaxed in that stage,” Kohli instructed Star Sports.

De Villiers additionally shared his ideas on enjoying below Kohli. “Virat Kohli has had an unbelievable run as captain. I am privileged to play under him. I have been a fan of him letting it go for the last few years purely because of the pressure he has taken on board over the years with the Indian team and the IPL. I felt that this could be an environment where he could have a little bit of fun. Sort of step away from Indian cricket and have a little bit of fun in the T20s in the IPL with all the friends and then go into the high-pressure environment with India in all the formats.”

“That’s been the chat for the last couple of years. It’s got nothing to do with his ability as captain. We all know that he has been unbelievable for us. He has always led from the front and made the best possible decisions for the team and I think he has had a fantastic run. I would absolutely love to put the cherry on the cake and finish the season with a trophy,” he stated.

RCB will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator on October 12 at Sharjah. Kohli has led RCB into 4 playoffs however is but to win the competitors. With this being his final season as captain, Kohli will look to go with full pressure and win the trophy.

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