Rediff – ‘He has been RCB’s leader since 2013 and RCB’s best performance under him has been runners up in 2016.


  • Photograph: BCCIBut Kohli’s record as RCB captain has been far from impressive.
  • With a battery of big-hitting batsmen like A B de Villiers, Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock and Kohli himself, along with Manan Vohra, RCB has a very strong batting line-up.
  • Barring Kohli, no other RCB batsman is in the Top 10 highest scorers in IPL 2018.
  • When RCB lost its third match, playing against the Rajasthan Royals, its batsmen simply wasted away at 198/6 in 20 overs, chasing RR’s mammoth 217/4, Kohli attributed it to the profligacy of his bowlers.
  • IMAGE: Virat Kohli has a chat with RCB pace bowler Mohammed Siraj.

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