IT was an emotional moment for the fans as Virat Kohli bowed out as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain from the Indian Premier League. Kohli’s IPL captaincy stint as the ‘captain’ of Royal Challengers Bangalore, spanning 11 seasons, came to an end on Monday.
Well, for the unversed, before the start of the UAE leg, Virat Kohli had announced that he will give up the captaincy duties by the end of this league. On Monday, Virat Kohli played his last match as the ‘captain’ of the franchise, however, failed to end his RCB’s captaincy career on a high note as his team was eliminated from the IPL 2021.
The hopes of winning their maiden cup this year were broken once again after they failed to make it to the next round. Though, Virat has confirmed that he is put to stay with the franchise until the end of this cricketing career. After the match, he reiterated that he would want to stay at Royal Challengers Bangalore as a player till the time he retires from the IPL. However, one won’t see him going out for toss and taking those DRS calls.
Virat Kohli, who has led Royal Challengers Bangalore as the captain in the last 11 years, took over from Daniel Vettori in 2013 as their full-time captain. Kohli has led his team to the final in 2016 but the team has failed to get their hands on the trophy despite possessing some of the biggest cricketing stars in their team.
Though, Virat hasn’t been able to lift the trophy of IPL with his team but during his career span as RCB skipper, he has created several records. Here, in this article, we bring you records of Virat Kohli as RCB skipper. Have a look:
Virat Kohli’s record as RCB captain:
Virat has played a total of 140 games as the skipper, where he has won 66 matches and has lost 70, with a win percentage of 48.52.
Lost – 70
Win %- 48.52
NR – 4
RCB’s position under the leadership of Virat Kohli annually:
He has also taken RCB to playoffs thrice in nine seasons. However, RCB’s best season was in 2016 when they finished runners-up.
2013 – 5th place
2014 – 7th place
2015 – 3rd place
2016 – Runner up
2017 – 8th place
2018 – 6th place
2019 – 8th place
2020 – 4th place
2021 – 4th place
Most runs as captain in IPL:
Virat Kohli has been one of the greatest batsmen to have ever played in the Indian Premier League’s history. His ally of 4881 runs in the most for any captain in IPL. While Virat Kohli sits at the top of this elite list, big guns like MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma and David Warner are behind Kohli.
1. Virat Kohli: 140 matches; 4481 runs
2. MS Dhoni: 203 matches; 4456 runs
3. Gautam Gambhir: 129 matches; 3518 runs
4. Rohit Sharma: 129 runs; 3406 runs
5. David Warner: 69 runs; 2840 runs