Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) all reports claiming that RCB have sacked their skipper Virat Kohli for the upcoming season of IPL.
Meanwhile, there were reports going rounds in the media that Bangalore based franchise have sacked their skipper Kohli. Furthermore, it also disclosed that former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers would take over at the helm of things.
However, now, Bangalore have come out and dismissed all those reports claiming Kohli’s sacking as fake.
“We can clarify on record that the news is incorrect and Virat Kohli is very much the captain of RCB for the next season as well,” a spokesperson told India Today.
Virat Kohli has been with Bangalore since the inception of IPL in 2008. Moreover, he has led the side in the past six seasons, however, is yet to put a hand on the coveted trophy.
Heads have rolled recently in RCB support staff with head coach Daniel Vettori making way for Gary Kirsten, and batting and fielding coach Trent Woodhill and bowling coach Andrew McDonald also asked to go. The Royal Challengers will also pin hopes on Nehra to strengthen the bowling unit in the next IPL.
“I had the privilege to join the coaching team of RCB last season and feel very passionately about the team. I want to thank the team management for considering me in a leadership position with the franchise and look forward to the successful seasons ahead,” Nehra said after the franchise retained him.