IPL 2021: Emotional fans react to Virat Kohli's decision to quit RCB captaincy

Virat Kohli will not continue as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain after IPL 2021.

Virat Kohli | RCB/Twitter

Virat Kohli announced on Sunday (September 19) that he will give up the captaincy of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after IPL 2021. However, he will continue to play for the franchise as a player till his very last match.

Fans got surprised with the announcement as they were already coping up with Kohli's decision to step down from India's T20 captaincy after the T20 World Cup 2021.

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"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the RCB management, coaches, support staff, players, and the entire RCB family, who have been instrumental in the growth of the franchise over the years. It wasn't an easy decision but one that has been well thought of and in the best interest of this wonderful franchise. 

"The RCB family remains close to my heart as we continue to strive to achieve excellence. As I have mentioned previously in many occasions, I will only play for RCB until my retirement from the game of cricket", he said in the video posted by RCB on social media.

Kohli had taken over the captaincy of RCB from former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori in 2013. He has led the side to IPL 2016 final where they lost against Sunrisers Hyderabad to become the runner-up.

Here are the reactions to Kohli's shocking announcement: 

 

 
 

By Sihyeu Singh - 20 Sep, 2021

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