Virat Kohli’s tenure as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain ended without an Indian Premier League title on Monday. Kohli, who has decided to step down as India’s T20 captain after the upcoming World Cup, has decided to resign as RCB captain after the ongoing IPL, thanking fans for his continued support.
“It was not the result we wanted but I’m very proud of the role the boys showed throughout the tournament. It was a disappointing ending but we can hold our heads. Thank you to all the fans, management & support staff for your continued support,” Kohli wrote on Twitter, tagging the RCB official account.
Not the result we wanted but I am very proud of the role the boys showed throughout the tournament. Disappointing ending but we can hold our heads. Thank you to all the fans, management & support staff for your continued support. I. RCBTweets pic.twitter.com/VxZLc5NKAG
– Virat Kohli (imVkohli) October 12, 2021
After defeating RCB in the Kolkata Knight Riders eliminator, Herschelle Patel said Kohli continues to be the captain. “In terms of his captaincy, there are captains and there are leaders, he’s definitely a leader. Because he does not have a captaincy tag, it does not make him less of a leader,” Herschel said. “So, I want to thank him for contributing to this team and my growth.”
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He also said that the team “celebrates” the contributions made by Kohli as captain. “Yes, I think, of course we’ve going to celebrate his works and it would be great to celebrate with the trophy in our hands, but it’s not so. But as I said his works are enormous and we will definitely celebrate it.”