“There’s no doubt, for us Virat is captain” – RCB head coach Simon Katich

Royal Challengers Bangalores’s (RCB) newly appointed head coach and director of cricket operations Simon Katich and Mike Hesson insist that there will be no change in the captaincy in the upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL) which means that Virat Kohli will still be the captain of the team despite some shaky captaincy from him in the previous seasons.


Asking about the thought of picking different captain for the upcoming season the head coach Simon Katich said: “Not at all”.

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There’s always a controversy that Kohli always tried to make his own decisions right for the team and he alone took the decisions without consulting with anyone. But Katich said they were not bothered about this at all. “There are continually going to be various opinions, yet it is about what is best for the team and I think we have both (him and Hesson) spoken about it throughout the most recent few weeks. There’s no doubt, for us Virat is captain,” he said.

“From our perspective, we have been adjusted about how we will go about things. We haven’t got that perception about Virat at all. Possibly there is a learning from that and the way that what he has done previously, perhaps he has learnt from that and needs to go about things contrastingly pushing ahead. However, from what we’ve examined with him up until this point, he has especially been adjusted about how we need to push ahead, and glad to take counsel from our experience and how we see things,” he added.

Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of the very few teams to have not won a title since the inaugural edition of the lucrative Indian Premier League. They ended up as the runners of IPL 3 times. With the new support staff led by Katich and Hesson, RCB can be hopeful of something better in the upcoming season which they didn’t able to replicate in the previous seasons.


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