After deciding to give up the captaincy at the T20 tournaments, Virat Kohli’s second resignation announcement shocked fans. The franchise announced on Sunday evening ahead of RCB’s first game in the 2nd leg of the IPL 2021. Kohli, however, reiterated that he would continue playing for the franchise until he finally retires from the game of cricket. As this excellent skipper exits his role, everyone wants to know who will take over. Here are standout players that could lead RCB next season.
When you think about RCB, one player that will always stand out is the South African player De Villiers. His batting skills have proven priceless for the team over the years. He has not only scored runs for the team, but he is highly experienced. Even more, having played with Virat Kohli for many years, they share a great bond. Mr. 360 has also captained his national team and has the experience needed to lead the Royal Challengers.
Quinton de Kock is yet another South African superstar. His batting skills are first class, and he is one of the standout players of Mumbai Indians. However, the mega auctions are just around the corner, and De Kock will possibly not make it. The game’s crème de la crème, Rohit Sharma, Keiron Pollard, and Jasprit Bumrah are up for auction, which doesn’t look very good for De Kock.
However, if Mumbai Indians decide to let go of De Kock, RCB might take a chance to rope him in. Having been captain of his national team in the past, De Kock would be a good replacement for Virat Kohli.
David Warner is not doing very well in the IPL. Midway through the IPL 2021, he lost his captaincy and his place at the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The mega auctions might not go well for Warner as SRH would want to retain Rashid Khan and Kane Williamson. Even so, the batsman might be a good option to become RCB new captain if they happen to be fishing. The Australian star has much to boast about as he led the SRH to victory in 2016 and won the Orange cap three times.
Devdutt Padikkal is a rising star within the Royal Challengers team. He is a top batsman that has been causing waves in the last two years. Devdutt is young, but he certainly shows promise. If RCB decides to give the captaincy to this young star, they would be right in doing so. IPL offers a platform for young players to show what they are made of, which could be the beginning for Devdutt. In IPL 2020, he scored a massive 473 runs and already scored a century in IPL 2021.
Suryakumar Yadav has shown hard work and dedication that is unmatched. He got his debut in the Indian team, and he will also play in the T20 World Cup. However, being part of Mumbai Indians, SKY is not guaranteed a spot next season. Mumbai Indians currently has a lot of players, and they will choose those at the very top. If this happens, it would be a good chance for RCB to take him in and let him lead.
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