Virat Kohli has taken a pay cut in the larger interest of the RCB franchise: Parthiv Patel

Virat Kohli has taken a pay cut in the larger interest of the RCB franchise: Parthiv Patel

Virat Kohli was paid a whopping sum of INR 17 Crores by the RCB franchise last year.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Batting legend Virat Kohli was retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise ahead of the mega auctions. Kohli was the first of the 3 retentions made by the RCB side for the 2022 edition of the IPL, with the other 2 being Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Siraj.

And, Kohli will be paid a sum of INR 15 Crores. This means that the right-handed batting colossus will be paid INR 2 Crores less than what he received in IPL 2021. Kohli was paid a whopping sum of INR 17 Crores by the RCB franchise last year.

And now, former Indian cricketer Parthiv Patel has opened up on Kohli’s pay cut. Patel reasoned that the 33-year-old Kohli would have decided to take a pay cut keeping the larger interest of the team in mind. Patel even labelled the call taken by Kohli as the right one.

“I think he has taken a pay cut in the larger interest of the team. If he had taken Rs 17 crore, those Rs 2 crore would have been cut from their kitty. The larger interest of the team, he has taken that call and it’s the right call as well. We all know how good a player Virat Kohli is. It’s the right decision from him,” said Parthiv Patel in a chat with Star Sports.

I am committed as an RCBian: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, on his part said that when he was contacted by the RCB franchise and told that he will be retained, he absolutely did not have any second thoughts. Kohli also said that he is committed as an RCBian, and his best is yet to come.

“When I was contacted I didn’t have any second thoughts at all. I believe the best is yet to come, I have a good feeling about what’s to come from the next season onwards. Committed as an RCBian, we could not be more thankful. I’ll be there with my heart and soul for RCB as always,” concluded Virat Kohli.