IPL: 5 reasons why Virat Kohli should step down as RCB captain

IPL: 5 reasons why Virat Kohli should step down as RCB captain

Kohli has failed to win the tournament as the leader for the sixth successive season.

2. Chopping and changing a lot

Sarfaraz Khan
Sarfaraz Khan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The settled team is always tipped to do well in a long tournament like IPL. This year Sunrisers Hyderabad hardly changed their playing XI throughout the league stages apart from injuries to key players. They eventually topped the points table and were the first team to qualify for the playoffs. On the other hand, Kohli was chopping and changing in every game and the team was never settled even after playing a handful of matches. It is important to back certain players so that reap rich rewards after a few matches but that was not the case in the RCB camp.

Sarfaraz Khan was retained by them in the auction and he was axed from the playing XI only after a couple of matches. Even Washington Sundar who has had an excellent start to his international career was under-bowled significantly and eventually dropped from the side. One of the highly rated bowlers, Tim Southee, was only included in the team in the second half of the season which points out the fact that Kohli failed to realise the importance of certain players. The Kiwi bowler proved to be one of the best bowlers for them by the end of the league stages.

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