‘Virat Kohli taking back Bangalore captaincy is the best option’ – Ex-player on Bangalore’s captaincy conundrum
Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar has said that the easiest solution for Bangalore would be if Virat Kohli decides to take over the captaincy of the team. Last year, Kohli decided to step down from the role. He started captaining the team in 2013 but failed to win a single title. The team made it to the playoffs in 2015, 2016, 2020, and 2021.
The 33-year-old has captained the team in 140 games, out of which the team has won 64, lost 69, tied three and four games ended as no result.
Meanwhile, ahead of the mega auction, the former skipper, alongside pacer Mohammed Siraj and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was retained by the franchise. The biggest concern for the franchise is to find a skipper and Agarkar believes that Kohli taking back the captaincy is the best thing for Bangalore.
“If Virat Kohli can take over the captaincy and if he is happy to do it and if he has the energy to do it, I think that will be the easiest solution for them. At the end of the day, we have seen RCB over the years they haven’t invested enough money in making a proper team of 12, 13 or 14 players with enough depth,” said Agarkar on Star Sports show Game Plan: IPL auction special.
Agarkar also highlighted the problems for Bangalore revealed the reason why the team has failed to win even a single title. Agarkar said that the team has always been reliant on their top order and lacked depth in the batting. The franchise has only 57 crores left for the mega auction and Agarkar has doubts if the team can rope in quality middle-order players in such less amount.
“It’s always been dependent on the top three, not enough middle order players and if you don’t have the money, you can’t do that again.
“So, if you break the bank for one player, doesn’t matter how good he is – will win you games but will never win you competitions,” he added.