Virat Kohli has revealed that he would step down as captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, only days after confirming his departure as India’s T20 captain.
Kohli, 32, will leave his job as RCB captain at the end of the current IPL season, which began on Sunday.
After the World Cup, he will step down as India’s T20 captain.
“It’s been a wonderful nine-year adventure filled with pleasure, frustration, happiness, and grief,” Kolhi added.
The batsman has stated that he aspires to be India’s Test and one-day captain in the future.
“This will be my final IPL leg as RCB captain,” he said.
“It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long, especially since I recently announced that I’m standing down as T20 captain to manage my workload.”
“I want to be able to devote myself fully to the tasks at hand.” “I felt like I needed some time to re-energize and reorganize.”
Kohli, who joined Bangalore in 2008 and has never played for another IPL side, was chosen captain in 2013.
Their greatest result under his leadership was a second-place finish in 2016.
“I can’t imagine myself playing for any other team than RCB, and I’ll be an RCB player till the end of the IPL,” he added.
After being postponed in May due to an outbreak of coronavirus in India, the current season of the IPL has resumed in the United Arab Emirates.
RCB are now in third place in the rankings, and if they beat Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday, they would join Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings at the top of the table with 12 points.