IPL 2021: Virat Kohli makes BIG revelation about his decision to quit RCB captaincy

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has already announced that he will step down as RCB captain after IPL 2021. It may be recalled that Kohli made the announcement to quit RCB captaincy days after he announced his decision to step down as Team India T20I captain. 

Kohli has now revealed more details about his decision to quit RCB captaincy and said that he had discussed the idea with his RCB teammate AB de Villiers in 2019. Kohli added that he co tinued to lead the RCB because of the restructuring of the management.  

“About this decision, I had spoken to AB in 2019. It’s not new. With the IPL, I was always in a space where I wanted to create a peaceful environment. We had this discussion and then I thought we will give it one more year. A restructuring of the management happened and things were much better in 2020. I felt a little more relaxed in that stage,” Kohli told Star Sports.

De Villiers also opened up on playing under Kohli’s captaincy and said, “Virat Kohli has had an unbelievable run as captain. I am privileged to play under him. I have been a fan of him letting it go for the last few years purely because of the pressure he has taken on board over the years with the Indian team and the IPL. I felt that this could be an environment where he could have a little bit of fun. Sort of step away from Indian cricket and have a little bit of fun in the T20s in the IPL with all the friends and then go into the high-pressure environment with India in all the formats.”

“That’s been the chat for the last couple of years. It’s got nothing to do with his ability as captain. We all know that he has been unbelievable for us. He has always led from the front and made the best possible decisions for the team and I think he has had a fantastic run. I would absolutely love to put the cherry on the cake and finish the season with a trophy,” he added.

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