RCB are said to have yet to accept Virat Kohli’s resignation as captain. Kohli, 33, announced his decision to step down as the franchise’s captain during the second leg of the 2021 season, after leading the team since 2013 and being a part of the franchise since the league’s inception in 2008.
While the position after Kohli’s departure has been left vacant, it appears that the RCB management has not yet officially approved his resignation. However, this does not imply that Kohli will be seen as the captain again. On March 12, the RCB will name their captain. Meanwhile, Kohli was one of three players retained by the franchise ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, along with Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and pacer Mohammed Siraj.
RCB yet to officially accept Virat Kohli’s resignation
Virat Kohli announced his decision to step down as captain of the team during the second leg of the IPL 2021, having led the franchise since 2013 and being associated with the Bangalore-based franchise since the tournament’s inception in 2008.
The RCB management has not officially approved the 33-year-resignation old’s because the position is still vacant.
Kohli’s retention was a foregone conclusion given his long-term association with the franchise, as he has unquestionably been the franchise’s face throughout the IPL despite failing to lead the team to a title.
“I’ve made it clear to the management that I can’t think of being in any other team than RCB and that has been my commitment from day one. I will continue to be an RCB player till I play my last game in the IPL. But it’s been a great journey of nine years of joy, frustration, moments of happiness and sadness, and I just want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for supporting me and believing in me relentlessly and unconditionally,” Virat Kohli said.
Faf du Plessis is expected to replace Virat after being purchased by the franchise for INR 7 crore at the mega auction.