Dubai: In what would come as surprising news for his fans, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has decided to step down as the leader after the ongoing second phase of the IPL 2021 in UAE. In a statement issued by Kohli, he confirmed that this would be his last IPL as captain of RCB and added that he would continue as an RCB player till he plays his last IPL. He also thanked his fans for all the support he received.

“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.”: Virat Kohli