Dubai: Virat Kohli said that he had given his best and reiterated his loyalty as he signed off as the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper with a heartbreaking defeat in Sharjah.
Kohli finished with 66 wins to 70 defeats in 140 games as RCB skipper.
Kohli confirmed on Monday that he will continue with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), saying he does not see himself playing for any other franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
“I have given my best. I don’t know how the response has been, but I have given 120% to this franchise every time I led this team, which is something I will now do as a player. It is a great time to regroup and restructure for the next three years with people who will take this ahead,” the outgoing skipper said.
“I don’t see myself playing anywhere else. Loyalty matters more to me than worldly pleasures. I would be in the RCB till the last day I play in the IPL.”
“I have tried my best to create a culture here where youngsters could come in and play with freedom and belief. It is something I have done with India as well,” Kohli, who led the side for a decade, said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
💬 💬 I've given my 120% to this franchise leading the team & will continue to do so as a player. 👏 👏@imVkohli reflects on his journey as @RCBTweets captain. #VIVOIPL | #Eliminator | #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/XkIXfYZMAj
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Kohli’s reign as RCB’s skipper ended with a loss as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Bangalore by four wickets to progress to Qualifier 2.