Former Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli is delighted to stay with the franchise for the next three years. Bangalore retained Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj ahead of the mega auction. Kohli has been with the franchise since the inception of the T20 extravaganza. He led the franchise for eight years and took them to three playoffs. However, he stepped down as a captain after the 14th edition in 2021.
The former RCB skipper is thrilled to be retained by Bangalore, adding that he will look to continue contributing to the team’s cause, with even better results. “The journey continues, I have been retained by RCB. When I was contacted, did not have any second thoughts at all. It has been an amazing journey over the years, three more years with the franchise that means so much to me. I believe the best is yet to come and I have a special feeling about what is to come next season onwards,” said Kohli in a video posted on the official YouTube channel of Bangalore.
India’s Test and ODI skipper further said that the fans and management have been phenomenal over the years. Kohli added that the fans will get to see a different version of him going forward. “Our fan base is amazing, management has been amazing with me and all other players. Renewed energy and a different version of me on the field. But I will be there with my heart and soul for RCB,” he added.
Meanwhile, the franchise has let go of players like Devdutt Padikkal and Yuzvendra Chahal, who have been brilliant for them over the years.