Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli said that he is not someone who will stick to things and responsibilities even when he is not able to contribute in the best possible way. Notably, Kohli had announced in the second phase of the IPL in the United Arab Emirates that the ongoing season will be his last as the skipper of the franchise – the only team he has represented in the cash-rich league.
The star India batter cited workload management as the reason behind his decision. However, he confirmed that he would play for Bangalore till he retires from the competition.
“There were two things. The main factor was workload, and then I did not want to be dishonest towards my responsibilities. If I am unable to give 120 percent towards my responsibilities, then I would rather leave it,” Kohli disclosed during an interaction on the Inside RCB show.
“I have never been the kind of person who will just hold on to things for the sake of it. I am the kind of person who is not attached to anything,” he added.
Virat has not been able to win a single IPL trophy to date
Notably, Virat has not been able to win a single IPL trophy to date. However, after having announced his decision to quit the role, he would now be determined to end his stint as the skipper with at least a title to his credit. Kohli-led RCB will play the knockout match against the Kolkata Knight Riders later on Monday.
Although the winner of the Eliminator will proceed to Qualifier 2, it will be the end of the tournament for the team which loses this game. Ahead of the do-or-die match though, Bangalore has been handed a bit of a setback with the Sri Lankan duo of Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera leaving their bio-secure bubble to join the national team camp for the T20 World Cup.
While either of them were not regular members of the Playing XI, Hasaranga could have been considered given the nature of the wicket in Sharjah where this match will be played. However, both the players will no longer be available for selection.