Virat Kohli volition measurement down arsenic skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore astatine the extremity of this season's Indian Premier League.
Kohli had already announced helium volition relinquish the captaincy of India successful the Twenty20 format aft the T20 World Cup successful the United Arab Emirates successful October and November.
"(I've) spoken to the squad this evening, earlier the 2nd limb of the tourney starts, to pass everyone that this is going to beryllium my past limb successful the IPL arsenic skipper of our city," Kohli said successful a video connection posted connected RCB's Twitter relationship connected Sunday.
"(This was) thing that was connected my caput for a portion … to negociate my workload which has been immense implicit the past truthful galore years. I privation to proceed to beryllium committed to the responsibilities that I'm fulfilling, and I felt I needed the abstraction to refresh, to regroup and beryllium perfectly wide successful however I privation to determination forward."
Kohli has led Bangalore since 2013 but has not yet won the world's astir lucrative T20 league. Kohli said helium volition proceed with Bangalore arsenic a player.
"I've made it wide to the absorption that, you know, I can't deliberation of maine being successful immoderate different squad than RCB," helium said. "That has been my committedness from Day 1 (and) I volition proceed to beryllium RCB subordinate till I play my past crippled successful the IPL."
Bangalore is presently 3rd aft winning 5 of its 7 games successful India earlier the IPL was suspended successful May owed to coronavirus. The league resumed successful the United Arab Emirates connected Sunday with Chennai Super Kings beating defending champions Mumbai Indians by 20 runs.
Bangalore plays Kolkata Knight Riders connected Monday.
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