Royal Challengers Bangalore are about to unveil name of their captain on March 12. The team has to make many other important announcements ahead of Tata IPL 2022 season which starts from March 26. A total of 10 franchises are playing in the league and every franchise except for RCB has announced their captain. Last season’s captain Virat Kohli made an an important announcement at end of Vivo IPL 2021.
On RCB’s Official Twitter handle on Thursday Virat Kohli was teasing his fans by making it sound like an early announcement for RCB fans. He said, “Hi guys, a few updates for you guys. As you know, we are going to start our season pretty soon. [It’s] something I am really excited for. As I said, renewed energy. Really looking forward to this season. First and foremost, the most important news is that….”
RCB has been promoting an event named as RCB Unbox which will be held in Bengaluru where the franchise will make announcements relevant to Tata IPL 2022 season. Virat Kohli will not be able to attend the event because he is currently playing day night Test match against Sri Lanka in Bengaluru.
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There are speculations around new captain in RCB as Virat Kohli might leave the charge as the captain of the team. Fans have been kept on their toes and some are saying that Glen Maxwell or Faf du Plessis might replace Virat. Geln Maxwell was retained by RCB before the auction and Faf du Plessis was secured during Tata IPL 2022 mega auction. Du Plessis earlier was part of Chennai Super Kings and was the opening batsman for the team.
After last season of IPL 2021 Virat Kohli announced that he will quit the position as a captain because of work load management. On official podcast of RCB Virat said, “I’m not someone who holds onto things more than I should. Even if I know I can do a lot more, if I’m not going to enjoy the process, I’m not going to do it. Because it’s very difficult for people to understand your decisions unless they are in your situation. From the outside, people have their own expectations ‘Oh! How did that happen? We are so shocked’.”