Picture Credit: X/IPL

Picture Credit: X/IPL

The Indian Premier League is halfway through its 17th season, and while the rest of the course of the tournament remains uncertain, one thing is certain, Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s poor form. Like the last 16 years, the Bengaluru-based franchise continues to deliver below-par performances and has been able to win only one of their seven matches. Despite on-field heroics by Virat Kohli, the team has failed to go beyond the other side of the victory line except on one occasion. 

The star batter stood by the team’s side in all their games and displayed exemplary batting prowess. However, the lack of effort from the rest of the squad has kept them in the bottom spots in the standings. The same kind of contribution from the entire team brings us all to one question: Is it high time Virat Kohli should leave RCB?

Seeing the kind of player Virat Kohli is, the answer is yes, and here in this article, we will look at three reasons he should make a switch. 

Reasons Virat Kohli should move to a new franchise

Franchise pressure

franchise pressure at rcb

Virat Kohli has been with the franchise since its inception in 2008 and has played some remarkable knocks with the side. Over the years, Kohli became a brand in himself and is now RCB’s face. Apart from this, being one of the senior-most players in the squad, Kohli has donned several responsibilities, which have, over time, become a burden. Being the most retained player on the side, Kohli has solely shouldered the responsibility of winning several matches. 

Needless to say, the rising expectations from the management and the fans alike have put the iconic batter under pressure. Moving to a new franchise will remove the unnecessary pressure on him, and he will be able to perform better.