Virat Kohli announced that he would step down as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain after IPL 2021. He shared this news among his fans through a video on the official Twitter handle of RCB, after which all the fans of RCB and Virat got a big shock just before the second phase.
Virat Kohli had also recently announced to quit the captaincy of the Indian T20 team. Since now Virat has decided to step down from the captaincy, the biggest concern for the RCB franchise will be who will take over the reins of Bangalore in his place. Today we will talk about those players who can replace him as Captain in the next season.
Top 5: Players who can replace Virat Kohli as RCB Captain
5. Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav has changed his destiny with his hard work and dedication. Surya, who has performed brilliantly in domestic cricket and IPL for many years, got the fruits of his hard work this year when he entered Team India. This year has been perfect for Suryakumar as he has been included in the T20 World Cup in October this year, along with getting a place in Team India.
After the T20 World Cup, there will be a mega auction of IPL where Mumbai Indians already have an army of big players. The hope of Suriya’s retention looks very promising. If Suryakumar Yadav lands in the mega auction, all the franchises can surely be seen fighting for him. After leaving the captaincy of Kohli, the RCB management would also like to include Suryakumar in their team and hand him the captaincy of the team in future.
4. Quinton de Kock
South African opener Quinton de Kock has earned a tremendous name in the IPL as well. De Kock is currently one of the most important players in his team Mumbai Indians. But in the next year’s auction, some big teams may run after him. Due to players like Rohit, Bumrah, Pollard in MI’s team, the chances of him being retained are very much working.
If he does not get a place in the Mumbai team, RCB would like to include him. De Kock has the experience of handling the South African team, given that he can also take his place in the Bangalore team as a captain.
3. David Warner
David Warner Nothing is going right in this IPL for Australian player David Warner. David Warner was removed from the captaincy in the middle of IPL 2021, after which he had to sit out of the playing XI as well. However, the mega auction of IPL will be held next year, where Warner will try to stay connected with his team. It remains to be seen whether the SRH management decides to go ahead with him or not. If Warner cannot join the Hyderabad team, then the Bangalore team can go after him in the auction.
However, David Warner’s record as captain has been excellent in the IPL. Under his captaincy, he was successful in getting Hyderabad to the IPL title in 2016. David Warner has captained in 69 matches in the IPL, out of which he has won 35 matches. Looking at his batting and record as captain, it would not be wrong to say that he is a strong contender to become the captain of RCB.
2. AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers One of RCB‘s most trusted players and legendary South African batsman AB de Villiers has pulled his team out of troubled times on several occasions. De Villiers, popularly known as Mr 360, has many years of international experience and a good rapport with Virat Kohli. AB de Villiers has also been the captain of the South Africa team.
Given all this, the franchise and management can hand over the captaincy responsibility to de Villiers in the coming times. As captain, AB de Villiers has captained Africa in 103 ODIs, winning 59 and 39 matches. In T20, he captained his country in 18 matches, out of which he won 8 matches.
1. Devdutt Padikkal
Virat Kohli, the current captain of Bangalore, is seen reposing faith in the young players most of the time. If we talk about some key players of RCB’s team, then young batsman Devdutt Padikkal comes at the top. Padikkal’s bat has been making a lot of noise for the last two years, and looking at this; the team can show the captaincy’s confidence in him.
In IPL, young players have always been given opportunities and full opportunities to fulfil the responsibility. In this sequence, Devdutt Padikkal can also replace Virat Kohli as RCB Captain. In the 2020 IPL season, 473 runs were scored from his bat, while his performance in the 2021 IPL has also been excellent.
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