Dubai: On the eve of the Eliminator versus Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli explained why he decided to step down as RCB skipper at the end of the IPL 2021 season.
In a statement issued by Kohli, he had confirmed that this would be his last IPL as captain of RCB and added that he would continue as an RCB player till he plays his last IPL. He also thanked his fans for all the support he received.
“This will be my last IPL as captain of RCB. I’ll continue to be an RCB player till I play my last IPL game. I thank all the RCB fans for believing in me and supporting me,” Virat Kohli said.
Claiming workload being the biggest factor behind his decision, Kohli said he did not want to be dishonest towards his responsibility.
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Meanwhile, RCB would look to beat KKR and set up a date with the Delhi Capitals for a chance to meet Chennai Super Kings in the final. Kohli would certainly like to sign off with a title.