Royal Challengers Bangalore’s outgoing skipper Virat Kohli looked emotional after playing his last game while leading the franchise. RCB got eliminated from the Indian Premier League 2021 after getting beaten by Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets.
After the defeat, Kohli said he will be giving his everything despite not being the captain. He also mentioned that regardless of the outcome, it was the most ‘enjoyable’ campaign.
RCB posted a video of Kohli where he delivered a speech in the dressing room post the defeat against KKR.
“If you ask me honestly, the 2016 season was very special for us but I think, this season has been the most enjoyable after that. Just being part of this group and the way we conducted ourselves, the way we handled success and failure, is something that is very special,” Kohli said in the video.
Kohli, who helped RCB finish second in 2016, also reflected on the loss against KKR but drew positivity from the outcome. “We might all be disappointed today but no one looks broken. We are very proud of the way we played, which I think is something we have always tried to create in this franchise, and I have been grateful to get the opportunity to captain this team for nine years,” he added.
Kohli also shared a tweet where he mentioned he is proud of the way they played despite not getting the desired result.
Not the result we wanted but I am so proud of the character shown by the boys throughout the tournament. A disappointing end but we can hold our heads high. Thank you to all the fans, management & the support staff for your constant support. 🙏 @RCBTweets pic.twitter.com/VxZLc5NKAG
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 12, 2021
“Not the result we wanted but I am so proud of the character shown by the boys throughout the tournament. A disappointing end but we can hold our heads high. Thank you to all the fans, management & the support staff for your constant support,” Kohli posted on Twitter.
Kohli took over the RCB captaincy in 2013 and led them in 140 matches, where he lost 70 games and came victorious in 66 while 4 ended in no-result.