Virat Kohli, one of the most talented cricketers in the last 2 decades had quit his captaincy career at RCB after a long span of 8years. Yesterday’s eliminator match against Kolkata Knight Riders was his last match as a captain for Bangalore that too in a losing effort. He was the fifth player to grace the captaincy at Bangalore.
From the inaugural season onwards, he was the brightest spot in the RCB dugout and was touted to be the next captain after his remarkable performance in the Under 19 WorldCup 2008. He was also the most committed player of the franchise who played a major impact in building the new-gen fan base for the team.
Kohli has 140 matches under his belt as a captain and has a success rate of 48.16 %. Under his captaincy, RCB qualified for 4 IPL playoffs & once finished the series as runners-up in the year 2016.
After much fanfare and local support, Kohli couldn’t achieve IPL gold. He tried so much but something somehow was lacking despite having a strong squad in all seasons.
Is this Virat’s fault or his team’s fault? That is some question to be put on a debate.
Kohli opened a culture for young players to come and play fiercely & aggressively. Was this aggressive nature of his gameplay the issue?
This season he had a lot to prove, many even calling this will be his last stint as RCB captain even before the tournament began. He failed miserably though even making the management think about the next step. So, he declared that he is quitting his journey as RCB’s skipper.
This is the end of the so-called Kohli Era. By quitting captaincy doesn’t mean he is leaving the club to try his glory some other place. In his latest tweet, he mentioned that he will be a lifelong RCB player, his commitment to the club will be till his last IPL match.
Our FCL family wishes him all the success moving on as a player and hopefully, we can witness him terrorizing the opposition bowlers.
That’s all folks, see you in our next blog!!