Indian Premier League: Virat Kohli sacked by Royal Challengers Bangalore?

first_imgRoyal Challengers Bangalore have rubbished media reports that the franchise has sacked Virat Kohli as captain for the 2019 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).According to reports, RCB are set to sack Kohli from the leadership role and hand over the reins to South African star AB de Villiers.”We can clarify on record that the news is incorrect and Virat Kohli is very much the captain of RCB for the next season as well,” a team spokesperson told India Today.Virat Kohli has been playing for RCB since the inception of the IPL in 2008 and leading the team for the past six seasons. But the star-studded team has massively underachieved, never having lifted the trophy.Read – Gary Kirsten replaces Daniel Vettori as RCB coachKohli is currently the second highest run-getter in the IPL behind Suresh Raina. Kohli has scored 4948 runs from 163 matches.Heads have rolled recently in RCB support staff with head coach Daniel Vettori making way for Gary Kirsten and batting and fielding coach Trent Woodhill and bowling coach Andrew McDonald also asked to go.Kohli is arguably the best batsman across formats at the moment but his tactical acumen as a captain has come under the scanner in the ongoing Test series in England. Kohli-led RCB also miserably failed to make the IPL play-offs in the 2018 season.last_img