Many fans want Virat to return as the skipper, but former RCB player Daniel Vettori feels the franchise will look at someone else for the leadership role.

Virat Kohli is one of the most successful cricketers of his time. The 33-year old recently played his 100th Test match. He has also played 260 ODIs, scoring 43 centuries and a further 97 T20I.

Kohli may be struggling to score runs across formats, but there is no question about his talent. He scored 45 in the first innings of the opening Test against Sri Lanka in Mohali.

He would hope to end his century drought in the second and final Test in Bengaluru before the action shifts to Maharashtra for the Indian Premier League 2022.

He has been associated with Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2008 but will play as a player in the 15th season after giving up captaincy following the tournament’s conclusion in 2021.

The Bangalore-based franchise will have to appoint a new captain for the new season. Many fans want Virat to return as the skipper, but former RCB player Daniel Vettori feels the franchise will look at someone else for the leadership role.

“No, Virat Kohli will not be the skipper. It is a simple decision. Once the captain leaves, you don’t go back to him,” Vettori told ESPNCricinfo.

RCB bought Faf du Plessis for ₹7 crore in the recent mega action and spent ₹5.50 crore on buying Dinesh Karthik. Both the players have the experience to lead the team along with Glenn Maxwell, who has led Melbourne Stars for many seasons in the Big Bash League.

“They will look at Maxwell for three years. I hope he continues to play well for the franchise, and with Kohli, Faf, and Karthik in the side, he can always seek suggestions.”

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