Daniel Vettori: Virat Kohli will never lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore again. Virat Kohli was one of the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s mandatory retentions. Along with pacer Mohammed Siraj and Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, on November 30, 2021, for IPL 2022. Kohli, who had led RCB for nine seasons beginning in 2013. Shockingly announced that he would relinquish captaincy at the end of the 2021 season and continue as a player.
Now, Virat’s former RCB captain and New Zealand spin legend Daniel Vettori has come out and stated. The batting legend will never lead the franchise again. Further clarifying the situation, the veteran left-arm spinner has state that if a captain decides to move on, he should be allow to do so.
Daniel Vettori: Virat Kohli will not be the RCB captain again
“No, [ Virat Kohli ] will not be the RCB captain again.” That, I believe, is all there is to it. That never works, let alone in franchise or international cricket, in my opinion. “Once the captain has moved on. The right thing for him to do is to move on,” said Vettori, as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
“I believe they will consider Kohli, Maxwell, and Du Plessis as the leadership group. As well as Dinesh Karthik.” Faf, I believe, will fill in for Maxwell. But if they win the first three games, they might stick with him,” he added.
Under Virat Kohli’s leadership, the Bengaluru-based franchise made the playoffs three times, in 2015, 2020, and 2021, and finished as runners-up in the 2016 season after losing the decider to southern rivals Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Delhi cricketer was awarded the Orange Cap for amassing 973 runs, including four centuries, in a single edition of the tournament, which remains the highest individual run total in a single edition of the tournament to date.
Meanwhile, the RCB will look to the experienced duo of Dinesh Karthik and Faf du Plessis to succeed the batting legend. The three-time champions will open their IPL 2022 campaign against Punjab Kings on March 27 at DY Patil Stadium.