Virat Kohli announced to step down from the captaincy of the Indian T20 cricket team after the ICC T20 world cup 2021. It was expected due to the access workload he was carrying on his shoulders being the captain of all formats for team India.
However, hardly anyone would have thought that days after announcing quitting the captaincy of the T20 team, he would also relinquish the captaincy of Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB).
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On 19th September, evening, via a video message, he said that he will be quitting the captaincy of RCB after the end of VIVO IPL 2021 but will continue to be a part of the team until he plays his last IPL match. This clarifies that the team management will surely retain him in IPL 2022 Mega Auction, not as a captain but as a player in years to come.
Virat Kohli was appointed the captain of RCB in May 2012 after Daniel Vettori stepped down from this post. Under his captaincy, the team has failed to lift a single trophy. Kohli has led RCB in 136 matches. The team has won 62 matches and lost 67. 4 matches have no result and 3 tied.
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Seeing the recent performance of RCB in the last match against KKR, we may not be surprised if he is asked to step down mid-way during the IPL 2021. Whatever be the circumstances, RCB will have to appoint a new captain, and let us look at four players who can be an ideal pick for that spot in IPL 2022 :
IPL 2022: 4 Players Who Can Replace Virat Kohli As RCB Captain In The Tournament
AB De Villiers
The first player who will be in the race for the captaincy of RCB is Ab de Villiers. The South African super-star cricketer has been instrumental over the years for the team. If Kohli is the right hand, then his left hand is de Villiers for the team. The 360-degree player has been associated with RCB since the fourth season.
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He has smashed 5083 runs in 183 matches while playing for RCB, including 3 centuries and 40 half-centuries. Given his captaincy experience for the national team, RCB team management will surely look at him assigning the captaincy role.
Another player who will be on the race to become the next captain for RCB is Yuzvendra Chahal. The wrist-spinner has been an integral member and the leading wicket-taker for RCB over the years. He has picked up 132 wickets in 110 matches.
Chahal is a very good player who also has a good bond with Kohli. This will help the team management to have a good transition of the captaincy role. The team management will surely think about his name for the role of the captaincy of RCB.
Glenn Maxwell can also be a contender for the captaincy role for RCB. Though he joined RCB last season, Maxwell has captaincy experience leading Punjab Kings and Melbourne Stars. He can be a good option because he is always pumped up, and his energy on the field gives positive vibes to the team.
Maxwell has performed well for RCB after he joined this edition. While thinking about electing the next captain for Royal Challengers Bangalore, the think tank will surely ponder on him.
David Warner had torrid times this season with SRH when he was sacked from the captaincy mid-way. Things got worse when he was not even picked in the playing X1 for the next match. This clarifies that SRH team management will part ways with David Warner ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. Warner will go to the auction poll.
This will entice a team like RCB who are in search of a new captain. Warner has plenty of experience as the captain in different teams. He has also lead SRH to the title victory in 2016. David Warner will surely be on the radar of RCB ahead of IPL 2022 mega auction.