There’s a possibility that Virat Kohli could be removed as the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore mid-way through the ongoing UAE leg of the Indian Premier League, a former India cricketer has said.
RCB had a humiliating return to IPL when they were bundled out for just 92 by KKR in their first match of the Phase-2. It was RCB’s sixth-lowest total in IPL, as they lost to the Eoin Morgan-led KKR by nine wickets. RCB started their IPL 2021 campaign on a good note as they won their first five matches which kept them at the top of the points table. But Virat Kohli and his men lost three matches in a row and will be under pressure to win their remaining games.
However a former Indian cricketer feels that Kohli might be removed from the captaincy in the mid-way of the tournament citing the examples of Dinesh Karthik and David Warner’s. Meanwhile A day before RCB’s game Kohli announced that he would step down from the team’s captaincy at the end of 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,” the cricketer said.
“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,” he added.