Former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) spinner and coach Daniel Vettori strongly believes that the Indian star batsman Virat Kohli will not be leading the RCB side again. Virat Kohli officially announced before the 2nd half of the previous IPL edition that he will be stepping down from the RCB captaincy after the season ended.
The RCB franchise tried their best to buy in some young player having leadership qualities like Shreyas Iyer, but they now have options in the names of Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell to fit in Kohli’s shoes.
“No (Virat Kohli will not be the RCB captain again). I think it is as simple as that. I don’t think that ever works, let alone in franchise cricket or international cricket. Once the captain is moved on, the right thing is for him to move on.”
Vettori stated that the RCB franchise already have a strong leadership group of experienced players like du Plessis, Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik and Kohli in the mix. As Maxwell will be unavailable for the starting few games then Du Plessis will be having high chances to lead RCB side. Vettori added:
“I think they will look at Kohli, Maxwell and Du Plessis as the leadership group and even Dinesh Karthik. I think Faf will step in for Maxwell. But if they win the first three games, maybe they will continue on with him.”