Virat Kohli scored the most runs for RCB in his last match as captain in the Indian Premier League.© BCCI/IPL
Virat Kohli’s last match as captain in the Indian Premier League (IPL) ended with a heart-wrenching defeat for Kolkata Knight Riders as Royal Challengers Bangalore bowed out of the ongoing T20 league on Monday. After Kohli had announced that IPL 2021 would be his last season as the captain of RCB, he had already revealed that he would step down as the captain of the Indian team in the shortest format of the game after the upcoming T20 World Cup. Will give After losing to KKR, Kohli said that every year I have given my 120 percent while leading the team in IPL.
He said, “I have tried my best to create a culture here where the youth can come and play expressive cricket and faith. This is something that I have done with the Indian team level as well. I have given my best. Me Don’t know how the reaction is,” Kohli said in the post-match presentation, but I can confirm that every year I have led the team, I have given 120 per cent to this franchise, which is what I am now as a player. I will
“Yeah definitely, I don’t see myself playing anywhere else. Loyalty to me matters more to me than other things that seem more important from a worldly point of view. This franchise has believed in me and as such I said my commitment is for this franchise till the last day till I play in the IPL,” Kohli signed off.
In his final innings as RCB captain, Kohli was the top scorer for his team with 39 runs. RCB winning the toss and electing to bat, struggled in the middle thanks to an exceptional spell of spin bowling by Sunil Narine. He took four for 21 to restrict the Bangalore franchise to just 138/7 from their allotted 20 overs.
KKR chased down a target of 139 with two balls to spare and will now take on Delhi Capitals on Wednesday for a place in the final.
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