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Rcb Vs Kkr, Ipl 2021: Virat Kohli Last Match As Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain; Kolkata Knight Riders Defeat Rcb In Eliminator – End of captaincy innings: Kohli played the last IPL match as captain, the dream of winning the trophy remained unfulfilled

Summary

In the year 2011, Virat had captained RCB for the first time. However, in 2013, Virat became the regular captain of RCB after Daniel Vettori stepped down from the captaincy.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets in the Eliminator match of IPL 2021. With this defeat, Bangalore has bid farewell to the IPL. At the same time, this was also Virat’s last IPL match as captain.

In such a situation, Kohli’s departure from the IPL as captain has come as a defeat. In fact, Virat Kohli had announced at the beginning of the UAE leg of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that he would be leaving the captaincy of RCB after IPL 2021.
What did Virat say after the match?
After the match, Virat said that we gave a tough fight to Kolkata till the last moment. However, the KKR team played better and deserved the win. On the question of leaving the captaincy, Kohli said- I have always tried to create such an environment here in which the youth can come and play with full freedom and confidence. This is something that I have done with India as well. I have given my best. I don’t know how the response has been, but I have given my 120 per cent to this franchise every time.

Kohli said – now I will do well for this team not as a captain but as a player. Now we have a chance to regroup for the next three years with the people who can keep this team going strong. I will definitely play with this franchise in future also. Loyalty to me matters more than worldly pleasures. I will be at RCB till the last day of playing in IPL.
Became captain for the first time in 2011
In the year 2011, Virat had captained RCB for the first time. However, in 2013, Virat became the regular captain of RCB after Daniel Vettori stepped down from the captaincy. Since then, he has led the team in nine seasons, but has not been able to win the title. At the same time, his desire to bid farewell as captain with the trophy also remained unfulfilled.

Kohli’s record as captain
Virat has led the team in 140 matches so far in the IPL. Of these, RCB won 64. Lost in 69 matches. Three matches were tied and four matches ended with no result.
Kohli scored five centuries as captain
Virat has so far scored 6823 runs in 207 matches for RCB. He has also scored five centuries and 42 half-centuries in this league. Virat scored all these centuries while being the captain. As captain, he has scored 4881 runs in 140 matches at an average of 44 and a strike rate of 135.

As captain, Virat could only take his team to the final of 2016. At the same time, in nine seasons twice (2017 and 2019), the team finished last in the points table.

What did Virat say before the second phase?
Announcing to leave the captaincy of RCB, Virat said – It has been a wonderful journey for me. It has been a wonderful experience to captain some of the most talented players in RCB. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team management, coach, support staff, players and the entire RCB family. All these have helped the team and the franchise grow.

Virat said- It was not an easy decision, but in view of the better future of the franchise, I have taken this decision. The RCB family is close to my heart and the team will get better and better. I have said this before and then say that I will continue to play with RCB till my retirement from cricket.

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets in the Eliminator match of IPL 2021. With this defeat, Bangalore has bid farewell to the IPL. At the same time, this was also Virat’s last IPL match as captain.

In such a situation, Kohli’s departure from the IPL as captain has come as a defeat. In fact, Virat Kohli had announced at the beginning of the UAE leg of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that he would be leaving the captaincy of RCB after IPL 2021.

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