Gautam Gambhir reacts to Virat Kohli quitting RCB captaincy, says he was shocked

It has been every week of bulletins from Virat Kohli as after giving up India’s captaincy in T20Is after the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, the skipper introduced that he will be stepping down because the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore within the IPL after the 2021 version.

Kohli mentioned that as a part of managing his workload and searching on the mega-auction coming subsequent 12 months and contemplating the franchise will undergo a transitional section, it was the proper time however talked about that he will maintain enjoying for the franchise and will stay an RCB participant until his final IPL sport.

However, former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir was shocked and questioned the timing of the choice and mentioned that he ought to have completed the announcement after the season of the IPL.

Asked on the Star Sports present if the timing of the choice shocked him, Gambhir mentioned, “Yes, it does. Just earlier than the 2nd leg of the match. If you need to do that, you most likely do it after the match. Because it makes the crew unsettled and emotional as properly.

 “They are in a very good position. Why would you want to put that extra pressure, probably push your players to probably do it for Virat. You don’t want to win it for individuals, you want to win it for the franchise. If he had to do it, he could have done it after the tournament as well,” he added.

Kohli, who was given the full-time captaincy in 2013, has led RCB in 132 video games within the IPL and the crew has gained 60 video games beneath him while shedding 65 of them.

“Stepping down and retirement are two decisions which are very individual. No one should force it on anyone. Probably, you have to feel it from inside. He has taken a brave decision but it’s going to be an emotional moment. It’s never going to be easy. Probably, the players and the franchise don’t get emotional and continue to play the way they were playing in this season,” Gambhir additional mentioned

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