Outgoing Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli stated that the gamers have made friendships that may “last for a long time” within the 2021 Indian Premier League season. Kohli had stated earlier than the beginning of the second leg of the 2021 IPL that he will probably be stepping down as RCB captain after this season. (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKohli’s final season as RCB captain ended with a loss to KKR within the EliminatorRCB amassed 18 factors within the league stageThe 2016 IPL was the one season by which RCB reached the ultimateVirat Kohli stated that the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season has been one he has loved most after the 2016 season, which was the one version by which Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) reached the ultimate. Kohli’s nine-year stint as captain of RCB got here to an finish with a defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) within the Eliminator on Monday.
“If you ask me honestly, the 2016 season was very special for us but I think, this season has been the most enjoyable after that. Just being part of this group and the way we conducted ourselves, the way we handled success and failure, is something that is very special,” Kohli instructed his group mates within the dressing room after the match on Monday on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.#RCBvKKR Dressing Room EmotionsA sudden finish to a superb season marketing campaign, Virat Kohli’s final match as full time captain of RCB, the group spirit that introduced us till right here, – uncooked feelings within the dressing room on the finish of our #IPL2021 journey.https://t.co/UstexXNKIA#PlayBold— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) October 12, 2021
The 2016 season was additionally a private excessive for Kohli because the 32-year-old dragged his group to the ultimate with some extraordinary numbers. He smashed a whopping 973 runs, which stays the document for many runs by a participant in a single season, scoring as many as 4 centuries at a strike charge of 152.03 and a median of 81.08.Kohli stated on Monday that the group is pleased with the way in which they performed regardless of the loss to KKR. “We might all be disappointed today but no one looks broken. We are very proud of the way we played, which I think is something we have always tried to create in this franchise, and I have been grateful to get the opportunity to captain this team for nine years,” he stated.”I’ll continue to give everything for this franchise, still be a leader around the group, but not the one making all the decisions. I am very sure that the new people who will come will take this franchise to the next level. I want to thank all of you for making this campaign very memorable and I feel we have created friendships and camaraderie which will last for a long time,” Kohli concluded.Kohli had introduced earlier than the beginning of the UAE leg of the 2021 IPL that he will probably be resigning as RCB captain after this season. He has been main the group since 2013, taking up as captain from Daniel Vettori.Click right here for IndiaToday.in’s full protection of the coronavirus pandemic.