Virat Kohli resigned as RCB captain after the IPL 2021 season. The 33-year-old has been part of the RCB franchise since the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League. Since then, he has been a loyal servant to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Moreover, he has been a consistent performer for the team time and time again. Today, he is the leading run-scorer in the cash-rich IPL. Having played 207 games in the IPL, the right-handed batsman has scored 6283 runs including 42 fifties and 5 centuries.
He had a spectacular strike rate of 129.9 in the tournament. He has been out of form of late and he came under fire for his string of poor scores in international cricket. However, the upcoming IPL presents him with a perfect opportunity to redeem himself from the lost form.
With T20 World Cup 2022 scheduled to be held later this year in Australia, Kohli might as well want to pick up form so that he can be ready for the marquee event. Meanwhile, he has begun his preparations for the upcoming season. Faf du Plessis is the captain of RCB for the next season.
I’d probably walk into the streets: Finn Allen
Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Finn Allen for INR 80 lakhs at the mega auction. The 22-year-old has played 6 T20Is for New Zealand where he scored 156 runs at an impressive strike-rate of 190.2. He has scored 1 fifty to his name. Meanwhile, he was asked about the first thing he would do if he woke up as Virat Kohli.
The young New Zealand international was asked, “First thing you would do if you woke up as Virat Kohli?” To which, he came up with an interestingly reply. “I’d probably walk into the streets to see how it feels to have everyone chase after you,” he told according to RCB website.
Royal Challengers Bangalore full squad for IPL 2022:
Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Faf du Plessis, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudessai, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Karn Sharma, David Willey, Luvnith Sisodia, Siddharth Kaul