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    Virat Kohli to step down as RCB captain after IPL 2021

    Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday announced that Virat Kohli will step down as RCB captain after the end of Indian Premier League 2021 season. "Hello everyone, the whole RCB family, the amazing fans of Bangalore and to all those who have supported us. I have an announcement to make," Kohli said in a video uploaded on RCB's official Twitter handle.

    "I spoke to the management this evening, it was something that was in my mind for a while," Kohli further added.

    “This will be my last IPL as captain of RCB. I’ll continue to be an RCB player till I play my last IPL game. I thank all the RCB fans for believing in me and supporting me,” Kohli said.

    "I want to be able to be committed to the responsibilities that I am fulfiling and I felt I needed the space to be fresh, to regroup and be absolutely clear in how I want to move forward," Kohli said.

    "It's been a great journey of nine years, with moments of joy and frustration, happiness and sadness," he added.

    Kohli has been with RCB since the inception of IPL in 2008. He was appointed captain in 2011, but has been unable to win the trophy for the franchise. Under him, RCB's best show came in 2016 when the team reached the final, with Kohli leading from the front scoring 973 runs including four centuries. It is the most runs by any player in a single edition of the IPL.

    Kohli revently also announced that he will step down as India's T20 captain after T20 World Cup.

    RCB, who are placed in the third position in IPL 2021 with five wins in seven games, will resume their campaign against Kolkata Knight Riders in the UAE from Monday.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/crick...071041535.html
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    RCB have finally broken shackles of mediocrity. Might even win a thing.

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    Congratulations RCB fans, you may finally win the whole thing.

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    Rcb finally got freedom from choker's capaincy.

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    Any other captain would have been removed from the captaincy many years ago by the Franchise owners after so many seasons of below par performance.

    It was only because of his stature in Indian cricket that he could continue to lead RCB irrespective of the results.

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    Who knows if he resigned on his own or was it like enough is enough and hence was being pushed by RCB mandarins? Like in case of him 'relinquishing' India T20 captaincy!

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    Interesting.

    Whoever leads the team next will need to make better tactical and squad-related decisions, especially regarding which players to purchase in the auction.

    RCB lacks a consistent bowling lineup, but needs more credible Indian batsmen in the middle order.

    Their team is poor with regards to all-rounders who can step up when the chips are down. If MI get rid of Krunal Pandya, which they should do, RCB should look at him to fill in that gap in the lower order.
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    So, he will play under a young Indian player now, probably Devdutt Paddikal as he has said that he would want to be part of RCB all his lifetime?

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    I have a feeling RCB would have sacked him had he not won the tournament this year so he has decided to step down anyway. Intrigued to see who takes the captaincy next. No one in the current squad seems primed to take the role, I can see RCB new captain being bought in the major auction.

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    Kohli's fall thus far has been brutal.

    Crazy part is there is more in store.

    BCCI is itching to sack him from ODIs I feel.

    Only escape for him is to win the World T20 to safeguard his ODI captaincy (even that isn't 100% guaranteed).

    Amazing how you can be all powerful and one fine day, you go a touch too far, and it all comes crashing down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    Kohli's fall thus far has been brutal.

    Crazy part is there is more in store.

    BCCI is itching to sack him from ODIs I feel.

    Only escape for him is to win the World T20 to safeguard his ODI captaincy (even that isn't 100% guaranteed).

    Amazing how you can be all powerful and one fine day, you go a touch too far, and it all comes crashing down.
    Its what you do with power that counts,Kohli made a lot of enemies who couldnt do anything till he was powerful.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saurav View Post
    Its what you do with power that counts,Kohli made a lot of enemies who couldnt do anything till he was powerful.
    A life lesson for all of us.


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    Kohlis arrogance and better than thou personality was going to hit back at him hard. One can clearly tell he's been cutting corners in training for a while now which explains his poor form with the bat in the last 2 years.

    Being married to a highly successful Bollywood actress and being a recent father has also played a part in distracting him from the laser focused attention he would give to the game.

    Posters here get angry at his abusive mocking antics at the opposition players after every dismissal. Pakistanis will never forget his century celebration during the 2012 Asia Cup match. Ever wondered that he is perhaps the same or even worse with his own team mates. Do people not remember on the 2014 tour to Australia he accussed Shikar Dhawan of being scared of Mitchell Johnson after he retired hurt and didn't come out to bat the next day in the morning?

    Rohit in comparison comes across as a more humble likeable fellow and let's not forget Rohit has not had things come his way that easily either. It took him a long time to find a consistent spot in the team so he knows full well what it's like for a junior player who is going through a low period which Kohli cannot identify with given the lengthy success he enjoyed for an insane time period in his youth

    One of the main reasons for Tendulkars insane adulation was his humble nature in addition to his world class batting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Kohlis arrogance and better than thou personality was going to hit back at him hard. One can clearly tell he's been cutting corners in training for a while now which explains his poor form with the bat in the last 2 years.

    Being married to a highly successful Bollywood actress and being a recent father has also played a part in distracting him from the laser focused attention he would give to the game.

    Posters here get angry at his abusive mocking antics at the opposition players after every dismissal. Pakistanis will never forget his century celebration during the 2012 Asia Cup match. Ever wondered that he is perhaps the same or even worse with his own team mates. Do people not remember on the 2014 tour to Australia he accussed Shikar Dhawan of being scared of Mitchell Johnson after he retired hurt and didn't come out to bat the next day in the morning?

    Rohit in comparison comes across as a more humble likeable fellow and let's not forget Rohit has not had things come his way that easily either. It took him a long time to find a consistent spot in the team so he knows full well what it's like for a junior player who is going through a low period which Kohli cannot identify with given the lengthy success he enjoyed for an insane time period in his youth

    One of the main reasons for Tendulkars insane adulation was his humble nature in addition to his world class batting
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    I will take 1 Kohli over 100 Tendulkars any day. Haters are gonna hate
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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    Kohli's fall thus far has been brutal.

    Crazy part is there is more in store.

    BCCI is itching to sack him from ODIs I feel.

    Only escape for him is to win the World T20 to safeguard his ODI captaincy (even that isn't 100% guaranteed).

    Amazing how you can be all powerful and one fine day, you go a touch too far, and it all comes crashing down.
    Just like all dictators, End often isn't ideal. He is atleast being smart, trying to resign before sacking. He will resign after WT20 if India lose, because BCCI babus are out for his neck now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bala977 View Post
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    I will take 1 Kohli over 100 Tendulkars any day. Haters are gonna hate
    To bad the haters are in the BCCI think tank now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    To bad the haters are in the BCCI think tank now
    Dont know about lovers or haters but such things should be based on what is good for team and for the country. Should be based not only on performance but also based on leadership qualities.
    Kohli had both previously so was the captain. Even now, it is difficult to replace him easily if he wins the T20 WC. Who knows in that case, we might see BCCI asking him to stay on as captain.
    Thatw as about BCCI and team India.

    Anyway, his RCB captaincy days are definitely at risk because that RCB is a private franchisee and 100% performance oriented. They will care for the trophy first. Team building is done by mentors and the big moolah is a great incentive for players to toe the TM line. You dont need a captain to play that role.
    Everyone knows Kohli track reocrd in RCB and Kohli himself is probably thinking of the next year auctions already hence stepping down.

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    The usual ranting by those who are jealous of others success.
    Kohli has prioritised odi and tests by this decision and what more can Indian fans ask?

    Oh yeah ppl would rant even if he had given up a t10 captainship lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snow View Post
    Just like all dictators, End often isn't ideal. He is atleast being smart, trying to resign before sacking. He will resign after WT20 if India lose, because BCCI babus are out for his neck now.
    Yes.

    Next up ODI captaincy.

    Test captaincy.

    Performance spotlight.

    He really needs to get his act together.

    This is merely the start.


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    Quote Originally Posted by globalcitizen View Post
    The usual ranting by those who are jealous of others success.
    Kohli has prioritised odi and tests by this decision and what more can Indian fans ask?

    Oh yeah ppl would rant even if he had given up a t10 captainship lol


    Weren't you the one who was bumping some thread asking what happened to Kohli captaincy critics the other day?

    Now after this, they suddenly became jealous of Kohli's success.

    Too bad they never became jealous of Tendu's success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post


    Weren't you the one who was bumping some thread asking what happened to Kohli captaincy critics the other day?

    Now after this, they suddenly became jealous of Kohli's success.

    Too bad they never became jealous of Tendu's success.
    Obviously not me

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    Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli took his fans by surprise as he announced his decision to step down as RCB captain after the conclusion of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The announcement came days after Kohli announced his decision to relinquish India's T20I captaincy. The only player to have played for the same franchise since the inception of the tournament in 2008, Kohli has been an integral part of RCB team.

    Reacting to his decision, RCB chairman Prathmesh Mishra thanked Kohli for his incredible contribution to the franchise's leadership group. “Virat Kohli is one of the finest cricketers, and has been a true asset to RCB. His impeccable work ethics and leadership skills has been phenomenal. We respect and support this decision and would like to thank Virat for his incredible contribution to the RCB leadership group. He has left an indelible mark on the franchise and will continue to be a senior member of the team,” Mishra said.

    Earlier, as Mumbai Indians (MI) took on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the opening match of IPL 2021' second leg, RCB posted a video where Kohli announced the decision.

    “It has been a great and an inspiring journey, captaining a talented bunch of players in the RCB squad. 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,” Kohli said.

    Kohli was included in the RCB team in 2008 and he started leading the side in 2013. Kohli has so far played 199 IPL matches where he has 6076 runs under his belt which includes five tons. He remains to be the highest run-getter in the history of IPL and will continue to be a part of RCB as a pure batsman.

    He had an incredible season in 2016 - where he amassed 973 runs at an average of 81. Time and again, Kohli has highlighted his workload and has possibly decided to let go of Team India's T20I captaincy as well as RCB's captaincy to focus on his batting.

    https://www.timesnownews.com/sports/...-mishra/814172


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    Change is a mandatory in life. There is no cricketer bigger than the game.

    I hope India moves away from this superstar obsession and become a team which isn't about individuals but a unit.

    Same should be applied to franchise leagues. Just because someone is the best batsman in the team doesn't mean he should remain captain all his life for his franchise.

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    I think he will retire from T20s altogether after this WC.
    May be play IPL for a few years and he will quit ODIs also after 2023 WC.

    The fans going on here ranting on Kohli.. as a captain he has achieved much more then our previous superstars like Tendulkar/Dravid/Ganguly who have nothing to show in Test Matches barring a 1-0 series win vs England back in 2007. Kohli has won more overseas Tests as a captain then these stalwarts combined.
    I don't get the hate. Under Ganguly we lost like 11 or 13 consecutive finals, lost Champions Trophy Final to NZ in 2002-03 etc. Only under Dhoni we have won ODI tournaments but really sucked at Test Matches.

    I would prefer Test Wins in SENA countries and ODI Tournament wins. Agreed that Kohli lost CT but the team reached the freaking final.. Fans behave as if we got routed in the first round itself.

    Hopefully, Kohli the ODI an Test Batter is back after retiring from T20s.

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    Kohli is a good test leader but Ganguly is comfortably India's best test captain. He was a revolutionary and the way he took forward Indian team after the match fixing saga really changed the way Indian cricket is perceived.

    His legacy is like Allan Border of Australia while Kohli is more like Ponting type captain.

    In LOIs, Dhoni and Kapil Dev are India's greatest captains and even there, Ganguly is comfortably better captain than Kohli. Kohli is actually one of the worst LOI captains we had.

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    Virat Kohli's abrasive personality will always be a huge problem. For a long time it was covered up by his batting performances

    BUt last 1year - his form is down & that has given his detractors ample opportunity to go for the coup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    Kohli is a good test leader but Ganguly is comfortably India's best test captain. He was a revolutionary and the way he took forward Indian team after the match fixing saga really changed the way Indian cricket is perceived.

    His legacy is like Allan Border of Australia while Kohli is more like Ponting type captain.

    In LOIs, Dhoni and Kapil Dev are India's greatest captains and even there, Ganguly is comfortably better captain than Kohli. Kohli is actually one of the worst LOI captains we had.
    Agree
    Everyone better than Master Choker Tendu

    Tendu is the worst captain in all formats
    Tests --Nahh
    LOI's -Nahh
    IPL - Nahh

    And his fan day and night moaning on Dhoni, Ganguly, and Kohli whenever they get a chance
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoshiarpurexpress View Post
    I think he will retire from T20s altogether after this WC.
    May be play IPL for a few years and he will quit ODIs also after 2023 WC.

    The fans going on here ranting on Kohli.. as a captain he has achieved much more then our previous superstars like Tendulkar/Dravid/Ganguly who have nothing to show in Test Matches barring a 1-0 series win vs England back in 2007. Kohli has won more overseas Tests as a captain then these stalwarts combined.
    I don't get the hate. Under Ganguly we lost like 11 or 13 consecutive finals, lost Champions Trophy Final to NZ in 2002-03 etc. Only under Dhoni we have won ODI tournaments but really sucked at Test Matches.

    I would prefer Test Wins in SENA countries and ODI Tournament wins. Agreed that Kohli lost CT but the team reached the freaking final.. Fans behave as if we got routed in the first round itself.

    Hopefully, Kohli the ODI an Test Batter is back after retiring from T20s.
    In 2000's we were a mid table team. So our performance in those wc's and test series reflected our teams par performance.

    We are arguably the best overall team now. Result should reflect that. It hasn't. Every leader is accountable for his team's performance. Kaptaan has massively underachieved and deserved this sacking long back.

    We will not accept good enough now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NishanKonar View Post
    Virat Kohli's abrasive personality will always be a huge problem. For a long time it was covered up by his batting performances

    BUt last 1year - his form is down & that has given his detractors ample opportunity to go for the coup
    Perfectly said.
    His aggressiveness will work in Tests but not in LOI's.
    Rohit Sharma is good choice for LOI.

    Watching LOI cricket under Rohit and Test Cricket under Kohli is so delightful for cricket lovers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cover Drive Six View Post
    Agree
    Everyone better than Master Choker Tendu

    Tendu is the worst captain in all formats
    Tests --Nahh
    LOI's -Nahh
    IPL - Nahh

    And his fan day and night moaning on Dhoni, Ganguly, and Kohli whenever they get a chance
    You are sounding a bit like trolling here even if your point regarding Tendulkar's captaincy is true

    As an LOI captain, Kohli is a poor man's Ganguly.

    As a test captain, Dhoni is a poor man's Ganguly.

    As an overall captain, Tendulkar is a poor man's Ganguly. However, everyone acknowledges that.

    Now I don't understand what is the point of mentioning Tendulkar's captaincy in a Kohli thread? It seems you are trying to get into the skin of Tendulkar's fan but it kind of reflects you are getting triggered a bit which shouldn't really be the case so I will suggest sticking to the discussion of thread will be better
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    Quote Originally Posted by JattMaula View Post
    In 2000's we were a mid table team. So our performance in those wc's and test series reflected our teams par performance.

    We are arguably the best overall team now. Result should reflect that. It hasn't. Every leader is accountable for his team's performance. Kaptaan has massively underachieved and deserved this sacking long back.

    We will not accept good enough now.


    We are good team on paper but in reality a team with full of chokers.
    I agree with your other points like selection errors or tactics

    But what captain has to with choking of all key players like Rohit, Bumra, Ashwin, Pant and Pandya?

    These guys are choking every time on big stage. Not fair to blame captain for everything, same thing might happen to Rohit as well.

    No matter how good we are on paper, no matter whomever you playing as a captain we can't win trophies having chokers in team.

    Luck also very important on big stage matches.

    I always felt MSD was very lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    Now after this, they suddenly became jealous of Kohli's success.
    For something which is non-existent, how can anyone be jealous of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    You are sounding a bit like trolling here even if your point regarding Tendulkar's captaincy is true

    As an LOI captain, Kohli is a poor man's Ganguly.

    As a test captain, Dhoni is a poor man's Ganguly.

    As an overall captain, Tendulkar is a poor man's Ganguly. However, everyone acknowledges that.

    Now I don't understand what is the point of mentioning Tendulkar's captaincy in a Kohli thread? It seems you are trying to get into the skin of Tendulkar's fan but it kind of reflects you are getting triggered a bit which shouldn't really be the case so I will suggest sticking to the discussion of thread will be better
    Yeah you are right
    As usual suspects doing Bhangra in every Indian thread rather than proper discussion.
    It's quite annoying to read same attacking posts in every thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    For something which is non-existent, how can anyone be jealous of it?
    I mean his alleged success in IPL!

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    https://sports.ndtv.com/ipl-2021/how..._lateststories

    For these guys, it doesn't matter whether or not RCB won any title under Kohli in 10 tries despite having 2 of the leading bats of 2010s in their team!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011;11299799

    [url
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    For these guys, it doesn't matter whether or not RCB won any title under Kohli in 10 tries despite having 2 of the leading bats of 2010s in their team!
    Let these losers mourn their fallen leader. Even if that leader is the reason they are laughing stock of IPL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    I mean his alleged success in IPL!
    I feel kohli success is taken for granted by many.
    And the benchmark set for kohli is a icc trophy which is not fair.

    If we talk about ganguly, Dravid they don't have much icc trophy to show but they are still legends of the game.

    Kohli has achieved lot in tests, odi, t20s and everything should be seen in that perspective.
    Regarding IPL success, rcb team never looked complete inspire of great players like ABD, they always missed someone. It's disappointing.

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    Just like he did with the T20I captaincy announcement, here as well VK has made it all about himself by announcing his decision prior to the tournament.

    But who cares about what impact it has on the team, when one has 1000's of toxic fans, justifying his every move


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    Quote Originally Posted by bala977 View Post
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    I will take 1 Kohli over 100 Tendulkars any day. Haters are gonna hate
    Lol Tendulkar helps India to win numerous tournaments including WC, helps to achieve no. 1 in test.. So how does exactly Kohli is better than Tendulkar? (for record I've massive respect to SRT but never liked him or hate him.. Generally don't like big name players in cricket)

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    Kohli chose a right peak point(Victory in England) to announce this (retirement from T20 & RCB captaincy).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamLakhan View Post
    Kohli chose a right peak point(Victory in England) to announce this (retirement from T20 & RCB captaincy).
    His only unqualified success is the English series. We can call that a "peak" I suppose.

    Our kaptaan is kinda like a student passing an exam on sixth attempt and declaring to world that he has achieved everything he has ever wanted. We all know he is a loser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamLakhan View Post
    Kohli chose a right peak point(Victory in England) to announce this (retirement from T20 & RCB captaincy).
    Quote Originally Posted by JattMaula View Post
    His only unqualified success is the English series. We can call that a "peak" I suppose.

    Our kaptaan is kinda like a student passing an exam on sixth attempt and declaring to world that he has achieved everything he has ever wanted. We all know he is a loser.
    Officially the series result has not been decided yet and not sure what a Test series in England got to do with T20 retirement as captain? He is still staying on as test captain? Or you guy know something I dont?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakhs View Post
    Officially the series result has not been decided yet and not sure what a Test series in England got to do with T20 retirement as captain? He is still staying on as test captain? Or you guy know something I dont?
    My wishful thinking coming out. And yes even English series is still going on. Kaptaan doesn't have a single success as indian captain. It's so bad its hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smbhayi View Post
    Lol Tendulkar helps India to win numerous tournaments including WC, helps to achieve no. 1 in test.. So how does exactly Kohli is better than Tendulkar? (for record I've massive respect to SRT but never liked him or hate him.. Generally don't like big name players in cricket)
    Numerous tournaments?
    You mean those non ICC Koka-kola peppusi Fanta Cups

    The little choker didn't win anything on big stage, at the end of the day it was Dhoni who holding the trophies in all formats.
    So called super stars never own a single trophy for India.

    It was Yuvi, Gambhir, Zak and Dhoni.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cover Drive Six View Post
    Numerous tournaments?
    You mean those non ICC Koka-kola peppusi Fanta Cups

    The little choker didn't win anything on big stage, at the end of the day it was Dhoni who holding the trophies in all formats.
    So called super stars never own a single trophy for India.

    It was Yuvi, Gambhir, Zak and Dhoni.
    Sachin is an honest man ,never involved in anti national activities, he is not a born leader but was an exemplary batsman, clever bowler, most reliable fielder, and a great role model. What more do you want from the guy ? Have you ever been to the Wankhede? Heard the respect he commands ! What do you mean ‘little’ ? Dont body shame anyone ! Hes the little master, you cant cherry pick & judge him on any parameter you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JattMaula View Post
    His only unqualified success is the English series. We can call that a "peak" I suppose.

    Our kaptaan is kinda like a student passing an exam on sixth attempt and declaring to world that he has achieved everything he has ever wanted. We all know he is a loser.
    Damn never seen you this angry bro.


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    Quote Originally Posted by drubwrubnat View Post
    Sachin is an honest man ,never involved in anti national activities, he is not a born leader but was an exemplary batsman, clever bowler, most reliable fielder, and a great role model. What more do you want from the guy ? Have you ever been to the Wankhede? Heard the respect he commands ! What do you mean ‘little’ ? Dont body shame anyone ! Hes the little master, you cant cherry pick & judge him on any parameter you like.
    Lol..who cares about all these fangirls stuff

    We are talking about winning trophies, the little choker didn't win a single tournament.

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    So, VK bails/sacked (take your pick) RCB captaincy, not to mention will be bailing (or sacked) from Indian T20i captaincy, only serves to prove he got lucky with a bunch of talented players, home bashing, Covid 19, and of course, sandpaper with Aussies.

    VK was never astute when it came to captaincy, Riding on the coat-tails of his brand.

    Got lucky. Fluked it as a captain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    Damn never seen you this angry bro.
    That may have been little over the top. He is a top athlete and ...um ...has passion I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JattMaula View Post
    That may have been little over the top. He is a top athlete and ...um ...has passion I guess.
    Haha yes.

    Passion.

    Let's stick to passion.


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    'Clueless' Virat Kohli could be removed as RCB skipper midway in IPL 2021: Former India cricketer

    Virat Kohli is set to leave RCB captaincy at the end of the IPL 2021 season. A former India cricketer, however, feels Kohli could be sacked by the management midway through the season too.
    Virat Kohli's captaincy has been under the spotlight for long

    RCB suffered an embarrassing 9-wicket defeat against KKR as IPL season resumed in UAE
    A former India cricketer feels RCB's poor form could see Kohli being sacked midway through the ongoing season
    Royal Challengers Bangalore and India skipper Virat Kohli has been in the spotlight for the past couple of weeks. His decision to step down from T20 captaincy (both with India and RCB) after the current assignments at hand has become a huge topic of discussion. However, going by the Bengaluru franchise's performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, a former India cricketer feels Kohli could be sacked midway through the season.

    RCB suffered a humiliating 9-wicket defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as they resumed IPL Season 14. Kohli, opening the innings, only scored 5 runs as Devdutt Padikkal emerged as the top-scoring batsman with 22 runs.

    The entire team was bundled for just 92 runs and KKR successfully chased down the target in 10 overs with nine wickets in hand. Seeing RCB's dwindling fortunes, a former India cricketer, on the condition of anonymity, told IANS that a Dinesh Karthik-like scenario could happen with Kohli this season.

    “Look at the way he was playing against Kolkata Knight Riders. Just clueless! It seems he is struggling big time right now. There are chances that he could be removed mid-way through the season. It has happened earlier also with other teams — like with Dinesh Karthik in KKR and David Warner in Sunrisers Hyderabad, among others. They were either removed or they stepped down mid-way. So it can happen in RCB as well… I have this feeling after watching yesterday’s match. One more bad game and you can see a change in RCB captaincy right away," said the former cricketer.

    As far as the current situation goes, AB de Villiers would be the most ideal candidate to replace Kohli should the RCB management decide to swing the axe. Yuzvendra Chahal is also a senior member of the team but his performances haven't been great. In such a situation, he isn't considered to be a serious candidate for the role.

    Young opening batsman Devdutt Padikkal is one of the brightest stars in the Bengaluru side. Though he is still quite young, the management could include him in the leadership group as a future prospect.

    https://www.timesnownews.com/sports/...icketer/815205

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    RCB is direct reflection of Virat Kohli's ineffectiveness as captain! Also I think Kohli was part of RCB since first edition (2008) itself. He captained RCB much before captaining Indian Team! Also he has had such a long tenure with RCB to an extent that we don't even remember who captained RCB before him, as IPL itself was not that competitive before with old guys like Sunil Joshi were part of teams, because at that time youngsters were not yet explored!

    He is mentally exhausted with captaining RCB... Probably things would have changed a bit had RCB won 1 or 2 titles. 2011 his first captaincy where Gayle was in supreme form...w inning the title straight away after appointed as captain would have boosted his confidence like anything! OR the 2016 one when he himself was in supreme form with bat! RCB lost both the finals.

    So either its the curse of RCB on Kohli, or Kohli on RCB (or both). One more point to note is both the finals had opposition piling 200+ runs, so he was badly affected by bowling resources! I think that rubbed even while he was captaining Indian team and so he felt bowlers are very important (and that's why he insisted on 5 bowler policy even in tests and hence had good success in that format)

    So what I feel is if Kohli had some luck in the beginning of his career (with RCB), all his aggression & passion would have got driven towards positive direction. And probably he would have got mellowed & grown mature! His over-aggression that we see is actually a kind of frustration he has inside! That's why whenever he ecstatically celebrates even a tailender's wicket in a test match, I always felt he is probably showing his frustration of not winning an IPL title (and hence International title) after so many attempts! He probably consoles his ego & frustration by doing well in some other format (International Test matches). Otherwise it is hard to believe (being such a huge batsman - he has definitely achieved it) he acts so childishly on field...

    So whatever developments happening with Kohli's captaincy recently is somehow related to his stint & saga with RCB... Better luck with RCB we would have probably seen a different Virat Kohli with some calmness on the field, tactics & handling resources...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OMB View Post
    'Clueless' Virat Kohli could be removed as RCB skipper midway in IPL 2021: Former India cricketer

    Virat Kohli is set to leave RCB captaincy at the end of the IPL 2021 season. A former India cricketer, however, feels Kohli could be sacked by the management midway through the season too.
    Virat Kohli's captaincy has been under the spotlight for long

    RCB suffered an embarrassing 9-wicket defeat against KKR as IPL season resumed in UAE
    A former India cricketer feels RCB's poor form could see Kohli being sacked midway through the ongoing season
    Royal Challengers Bangalore and India skipper Virat Kohli has been in the spotlight for the past couple of weeks. His decision to step down from T20 captaincy (both with India and RCB) after the current assignments at hand has become a huge topic of discussion. However, going by the Bengaluru franchise's performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, a former India cricketer feels Kohli could be sacked midway through the season.

    RCB suffered a humiliating 9-wicket defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as they resumed IPL Season 14. Kohli, opening the innings, only scored 5 runs as Devdutt Padikkal emerged as the top-scoring batsman with 22 runs.

    The entire team was bundled for just 92 runs and KKR successfully chased down the target in 10 overs with nine wickets in hand. Seeing RCB's dwindling fortunes, a former India cricketer, on the condition of anonymity, told IANS that a Dinesh Karthik-like scenario could happen with Kohli this season.

    “Look at the way he was playing against Kolkata Knight Riders. Just clueless! It seems he is struggling big time right now. There are chances that he could be removed mid-way through the season. It has happened earlier also with other teams — like with Dinesh Karthik in KKR and David Warner in Sunrisers Hyderabad, among others. They were either removed or they stepped down mid-way. So it can happen in RCB as well… I have this feeling after watching yesterday’s match. One more bad game and you can see a change in RCB captaincy right away," said the former cricketer.

    As far as the current situation goes, AB de Villiers would be the most ideal candidate to replace Kohli should the RCB management decide to swing the axe. Yuzvendra Chahal is also a senior member of the team but his performances haven't been great. In such a situation, he isn't considered to be a serious candidate for the role.

    Young opening batsman Devdutt Padikkal is one of the brightest stars in the Bengaluru side. Though he is still quite young, the management could include him in the leadership group as a future prospect.

    https://www.timesnownews.com/sports/...icketer/815205
    Not sure what seemed clueless to this former cricketer. Kohli and DP set up a 100 run opening partnership and rest of them scored 40 runs, no captain is winning a match with such returns.
    Score was below par as simple as that.

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    Another important point we can recollect is - Dhoni was doing ghost captaincy during the early part of Kohli's captaincy stint and Kohli obliged & depended on it very much! And Dhoni stayed in the team for way too longer as everyone knows! That really spoiled Kohli's learning curve. He would have captained Indian team way earlier if Dhoni had not blocked his way! (parallel to captaining RCB) If I remember correctly Kohli was not all this aggressive & animated during that time, he was either looking up to Dhoni always on the field (while captaining India) or enjoying buddy-buddy gestures with Gayle (with RCB). I don't think he had time or interest in this over-aggression. He probably developed this once Dhoni retired and RCB started failing repeatedly & miserably! I won't say that he had no emotion, he had the emotions & passion but I think it would have got settled if things went bit differently for him...

    Hence Kohli did not have fresh slate to start his captaincy career (compared to his batting career) like Ganguly & Dhoni enjoyed (In both Ganguly's & Dhoni's case - the impact of seniors & predecessors were negligible)
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    Good riddance. RCB can start afresh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamLakhan View Post
    Another important point we can recollect is - Dhoni was doing ghost captaincy during the early part of Kohli's captaincy stint and Kohli obliged & depended on it very much! And Dhoni stayed in the team for way too longer as everyone knows! That really spoiled Kohli's learning curve. He would have captained Indian team way earlier if Dhoni had not blocked his way! (parallel to captaining RCB) If I remember correctly Kohli was not all this aggressive & animated during that time, he was either looking up to Dhoni always on the field (while captaining India) or enjoying buddy-buddy gestures with Gayle (with RCB). I don't think he had time or interest in this over-aggression. He probably developed this once Dhoni retired and RCB started failing repeatedly & miserably! I won't say that he had no emotion, he had the emotions & passion but I think it would have got settled if things went bit differently for him...

    Hence Kohli did not have fresh slate to start his captaincy career (compared to his batting career) like Ganguly & Dhoni enjoyed (In both Ganguly's & Dhoni's case - the impact of seniors & predecessors were negligible)
    Yeah, Dhoni has been a hugely disruptive influence on our LoI teams from 2015-2019, both as a batsman and as a shadow captain. We'd have won so many more games and series had he not been there.

    Thankfully, he retired from tests in 2015 itself and that showed in our results in test cricket.

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    RCB crash out short of the final hurdle again.

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    Long overdue.

    RCB need a fresh start under a new leader.


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    An era ended at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as Virat Kohli stepped down as the captain of the franchise following the team's exit from Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Having been appointed as the franchise's captain in 2013, Kohli has been the team's captain every single season but the failure to win that elusive title arguably played its role in the skipper deciding to relinquish his responsibilities.

    As RCB suffered a defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL 2021 Eliminator, an emotional Kohli spoke his heart out in the dressing room, recalling his journey as the captain of the team and the support he got from the players, support staff, as well as fans.

    "It's a bit of an emotional moment for me because I have led this franchise for so long. And I have tried my absolute best to make the team win and get us a title. Unfortunately, it could not happen and such is life. I don't have any complaints. I only have gratitude for the opportunity that RCB has given me. I am happy that I could give everything I had," Kohli said in a video shared by RCB on social media.

    While there's no denying that Kohli led the franchise with all he got, producing some phenomenal displays on the pitch as a batsman too, his stint as the captain of the team ends without an IPL title.

    Having come closest to the title in 2016, Kohli's journey as RCB captain has been an unfilling one, loaded with a number of bottom-half finishes and eliminations in playoffs. For the 32-year-old, however, certain things are down to destine that 'are not meant to be'.

    "As I said, some things are not meant to be. I am ever so grateful for everything I have been able to do as a captain for RCB and for the opportunity that I had," Kohli asserted.

    Heading into a new phase into his IPL career, Kohli said that some of the turnaround victories, especially at home (Bangalore), are among the most cherished from his tenure.

    "Well, you obviously sit back and remember all the games where the team found inspiration to come back and win tough games and then turn things around and make the playoffs. Those crucial matches you win, especially at home in Bangalore, were the most amazing. It is the most amazing feeling."

    Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2021, Virat Kohli sister, Virat Kohli Instagram, Virat Kohli Family, Virat Kohli news, You gave your best as captain: Virat Kohli's sister shares emotional message as RCB bow out of IPL 2021
    RCB have been one those franchises that never got feel what winning an IPL title feels like. Yet, Kohli said that he never felt as if the team didn't have the fans' support.

    "I never felt for once that I did not have the support of our fans. Every coach, all the management, and the people that have worked for RCB over the years, I have got support from all of them. Even the senior management, I never felt any pressure from them. That's why I keep saying that loyalty with this franchise is the most special thing. It has been a two-way relationship of mutual trust and respect."

    https://www.timesnownews.com/sports/...n-watch/823097


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