IPL 2018

RCB to sack Virat Kohli and announce a new captain

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise is making some desperate changes before the next season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) management has already named Gary Kirsten as their coach replacing Daniel Vettori and have retained Ashish Nehra in the coaching staff.

However, if the recent stories and news are concerned, it is already in the air, that AB de Villiers, the South African Batsman, will be captaining RCB side from IPL12. If everything goes right in the direction, the team management is likely to announce the news very shortly.

According to reports Kohli has been removed from the captaincy by the franchise due to another poor season for the team.

Ab de Villiers and Virat Kohli during a match. Photo: BCCI

This news is likely to hit the ground within days. According to the news source from Karnataka Suvarna News and News18, this has been delivered. The process is just a short matter of announcement.

It is expected that the announcement will be one of the biggest tremors in the Cricket World.

Virat Kohli was leading the franchise since 2013 but they haven’t managed to win the tournament even once ever since the Indian Premier League (IPL) has started.

Based on the recent tourney, Kohli’s performance was enough above the par. Even, foreigners praised this guy for not only for his consistency he has shown but also for his batting styles.

They considered him as the best batsman right now in the world. But, talking about his captaincy, it may be said that he had a little bit stuck back in this field. His captaincy luck hasn’t shown anything of a good yield. So, the team management was quite worried regarding this. Making the news of the availability of AB de Villiers in 2019 IPL confirmed, they have shown interest in him to become the captain of their side.

If indeed AB de Villiers is appointed the captain, it remains to be seen if he will be able to lead them to the elusive trophy.

De Villiers who is trying to make the most of his post-retirement days. He recently announced that he will take part in the Pakistan Premier League (PSL).

“Pakistan Super League has grown into one of the top T20 tournaments in the world and I’ve really enjoyed watching PSL matches in recent years. Pakistan Super League is a league that has given Pakistan so much to cheer about. I certainly can’t wait and I’ll see you there.” he said in a video message.

Disclaimer: This post is based on reports from Indian media and Sports Websites and we didn’t claim the responsibility that all the facts stated are authentically verified.


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