IPL 2019: 3 players who could have been better captains for RCB

Virat Kohli has been slightly off-colour in his captaincy stint for the Challengers.

Royal Challengers Bngalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo Source: IANS)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) without any doubt have been one of the underperforming teams of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The side despite having some of the best names in cricket world under their belt has failed to make an impact in the last many editions of the tournament. Captained by Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, RCB after reaching the finals of 2016 season, finished at the bottom of the table in 2017 and produced a similar sort of dismal show last year as well.

The 30-year-old Delhi-born Kohli though has been a prominent member of the side when it comes to batting, however, the star cricketer has failed to do justice as captain. Virat was appointed as skipper of Bangalore in 2013 and the team has since qualified for playoffs just twice while is still waiting to clinch the maiden IPL title. As there were also some questions raised over Kohli’s captaincy stint with RCB, so in this piece, we look at the three better captains RCB could have had.

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s AB de Villiers in action. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The former South African great, AB de Villiers apart from doing exceedingly well at the international level, has been one of the most powerful batting performers of the Indian Premier League. Before getting picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of IPL 4, the right-handed batsman was a part of Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) for the first three seasons.

Having an experience of leading South Africa and several franchises in multiple leagues around the world, AB could have been a better candidate to lead RCB for sure. Pertinently, the retired Proteas cricketer is counted among the most friendly and calm blokes playing the game, which always acts as a bonus for a skipper in a league like IPL where players from all around the world take part.


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