Virat Kohli’s return as RCB captain has been sought on social media, but former RCB skipper Daniel Vettori feels the team will now explore for other choices.
New Delhi, India: The BCCI has officially revealed the schedule for the 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022). The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who have yet to win the IPL, are yet to choose a new skipper for this season. On March 27, RCB will play Punjab Kings in the first match of the IPL 2022 season.
Virat Kohli has captained the Bangalore-based team for the last seven IPL seasons, but the great batsman only announced his desire to stand aside as captain last year.
The 33-year-old will now serve as a hitter for the squad. Virat Kohli’s return as RCB captain has been sought on social media, but former RCB skipper Daniel Vettori feels the team will now explore for other choices.
“No, [Virat Kohli will not lead the RCB again]. That, I believe, is all there is to it. That never works, especially in franchise or international cricket, in my opinion. It’s only proper for the captain to move on once he’s been moved on “ESPNCricinfo quoted Vettori as saying.
Bangalore paid Rs 7 crore for Faf du Plessis and Rs 5.50 crore for Dinesh Karthik in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Both players have served as captains in the past.
Glenn Maxwell, who led Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League (BBL), might possibly head RCB.
“I believe Kohli, Maxwell, and Du Plessis, as well as Dinesh Karthik, will be considered the leadership group. I believe Faf will take Maxwell’s place. However, if they win their first three games, they may stick with him.”
“Maxwell, in my opinion, has a shorter long-term horizon. In the IPL, three years is a long time. They’ll keep an eye on Maxwell for the next three years, and perhaps he’ll continue to perform as well as he did in the last IPL. They’ll take into account the fact that he’ll be in charge for three years “Vettori continued.