IPL 2021: Michael Vaughan picks an 'out of the box' name for RCB captaincy replacement of Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has quit Royal Challengers Bangalore's captaincy after the IPL 2021.

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Virat Kohli's captaincy stint with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ended with their defeat in IPL 2021 Eliminator against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Kohli had announced before the second leg of IPL 2021 that he will give up captaincy after the tournament. 

The big question is who's going to lead Bangalore after Kohli? Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes not everyone can lead Kohli and someone who's got the 'character' and 'personality' needs to be the captain of the franchise. 

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"It’s just that who’s got the character and personality to go in there and captain Virat Kohli, and that’s got to be a skillful person, who knows himself, knows T20 cricket very cleverly, knows how to manage people and particular someone like Virat Kohli. Once you are the captain, now you are just in the ranks and be that senior player," Vaughan said on Cricbuzz

"Those senior players who have been captain even though they are always saying ‘I was in that position. Only for a short while, I’ll just jump back in the dressing room and be a part… the foot-soldier once again. It’s always difficult so they’re going to need a very skillful man manager to go in there and captain RCB," he added.

Vaughan backs Jos Buttler to be the captain of RCB after Kohli and he feels the Englishman could be like the former India captain MS Dhoni. 

"I will throw you a name. This name is out of the box. He’s from another franchise and they may retain him but I would choose Jos Buttler to go there and be the captain. He’s got it in him to be like MS Dhoni. I have no doubt about him," added Vaughan.

"He’s been playing for the Indian side under Eoin Morgan. Tactically very astute. Again, I don’t know what Rajasthan are thinking of doing with him. But I would personally take Buttler to the RCB camp, put him behind the stumps, and ask him to captain."

(With Cricbuzz Inputs)


By Sihyeu Singh - 13 Oct, 2021

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