Can Kohli be removed from the captaincy of RCB in the middle of IPL? That’s why the hanging sword- The big news is coming out about Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli. Kohli can be removed from the captaincy only in the middle of the tournament during the second phase of the ongoing IPL in the UAE. Recently, Kohli had announced that he would leave the captaincy of RCB after this IPL 2021 season. After this decision of Kohli, he was also heavily criticized and some veterans have also questioned the timing of his decision.
Can Kohli be removed from the captaincy of RCB?
Some veterans said that the announcement of Kohli to step down from the captaincy in the middle IPL tournament will have an impact on the performance of the RCB team. This also proved to be true. In the IPL match played on Monday 20 September, the Bangalore team had a shameful performance against Kolkata. Bangalore’s team was bundled out for just 92 runs and Kolkata registered an easy victory by 9 wickets with 10 overs remaining.
The sword hanging on Kohli’s captaincy because of this
According to the news published in CricketNext, some cricketers suggested that the RCB team was looking turbulent after Kohli’s untimely announcement of stepping down as captain. A former Indian cricketer said on the condition of anonymity that it seems that Kohli may be dropped midway from the captaincy of RCB. The former cricketer said, ‘Look how he was playing against Kolkata Knight Riders. Just unknown! Looks like he is struggling a lot at the moment. There is a possibility that he may be removed in the middle of the season.
This has happened before in IPL as well.
The former Indian cricketer said, ‘This has happened in the past also with other teams. Like Dinesh Karthik in KKR and David Warner in Sunrisers Hyderabad. They were either removed or they themselves got out mid-way. So it can happen in RCB also. After watching the match of KKR and RCB, I feel like this. One more bad game and you can immediately see the change in the captaincy of RCB.
Also left the captaincy of the Indian T20 team
Let us tell you that last week Virat had announced that he would step down from the captaincy of the Indian T20 team after the T20 World Cup 2021 and on 19 September (Sunday) he announced to leave the captaincy of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after IPL 2021.
Gambhir took a jibe at Kohli
Virat Kohli’s body language was also not the same as it used to be during the entire match. Gautam Gambhir reacted sharply after Virat Kohli announced that he would quit the captaincy of RCB. Gambhir said on Star Sports, ‘Yes, I am surprised by this decision. Take this decision just before the second phase of the tournament. If you wanted, you could have taken this decision after the tournament is over. This can make the team a bit unsettled and emotional.
‘Kohli put pressure on the team’
According to Gautam Gambhir, doing this by Virat Kohli will affect the performance of the RCB team. Gautam Gambhir said, ‘RCB are in a very good position in this IPL season. Why do you want to put extra pressure on the team, for Virat, there will be extra pressure on the team to win the title. You don’t want to win the title for one person, you want to do it for the entire franchise.
Not a single title under Kohli’s captaincy
Let us tell you that Virat Kohli, one of the best batsmen in the world, has decided to leave the captaincy of two teams within a week. Last week, Virat announced that he would step down as the captain of the Indian T20 team after the T20 World Cup 2021, and on 19 September (Sunday) he announced that he would step down from the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captaincy after IPL 2021. RCB shared a video of Virat Kohli, in which he told that 2021 IPL will be his last season as captain. Virat has been the captain of RCB for seven years, but under his captaincy, this franchise team has not won a single IPL title.