Following Virat Kohli‘s Royal Challengers Bangalore’s unceremonious exit as captain from IPL 2021 — ending with Kolkata Knight Riders’s thrilling win over the franchise –, the skipper took to Twitter to send out a special message to RCB fans, management and support staff.
“Not the result we wanted but I am so proud of the character shown by the boys throughout the tournament,” tweeted Kohli on Tuesday.Â “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, who was captaining RCB for the last time, did make a contentious decision by opting to bat on a sluggish surface which also offered turn. Sunil Narine took 4/21 in his four overs, breaking the back of Bangalore’s batting and restricting them to 138/7 in 20 overs.Â In reply, Kolkata got past the finish line with two balls to spare.Â
‘Will this happen?’
The 32-year-old modern-day great reaffirmed after the match that he will continue to play as an RCB player beyond this season while focussing on building a team for the next generation.
However, that didn’t stop some fans from speculating the possibility of Kohli joining hands with his dear friend and former captain MS Dhoni while turning up for Chennai Super Kings as next year’s big IPL auction is set to trigger some major reshuffles.