The majestic decade had to come to an end when Virat Kohli raised goodbye hand bidding farewell to the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) aficionados as a captain. The era kick-started back in 2013 and the men in red have been striving since then to win an IPL cup – that too despite the fact the Red Army has been in the playoffs, finals, multiple times.
RCB’s IPL 2021 journey terminated losing the Eliminator 1 encounter versus Kolkata Knight Riders in a thrilling game. It was a do or die situation for the two teams to go through in which KKR did but RCB died.
The era marks Kohli trophy-less yet the greatest. Without an IPL trophy, or out-of-topic, without an ICC trophy, the greatest cricketer, being the greatest leader is an example and inspiration for many but has hung up his boots as a T20I, T20 captain.
Virat Kohli ∣ Trophy-less, yet greatest of IPL
Despite the fact that he will be rendering his services if not as a captain but as a player to Team India in T20Is, and RCB in IPL, fate’s trophies, if comes, will not be counted under his captainship’s regime.
However, he has promised to stay committed with RCB till the last day he plays IPL. The heart wrenching yet great story now comes to an end. He will continue to captain Team India in Test and ODIs with high hopes to win ICC, ACC trophies in later times.
UNDENIABLY, RCB’s journey in IPL 2021 has been tremendous. Kohli and co won nine out of fourteen Robin Hood stage games becoming the third team to qualify for the playoffs. Also, their bowler, Harshal Patel, proving his seam worth, turned out to be the most prosperous bowler of the season with 30 wickets – joint-most by any player.
You’re the epitome and embodiment of what it means to have the #ChallengerSpirit. ❤️
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) October 12, 2021