VIRAT KOHLI AS RCB CAPTAIN

Virat Kohli's IPL captaincy stint with Royal Challengers Bangalore, spanning 11 seasons, 2011 to 2021, came to an end on Monday with his team bowing out of IPL 2021 in the eliminator.

While he might have endured as many losses as victories in his time in charge (140 games, 64 wins, 69 losses, three ties, four no-results), through the ups and downs,

VIRAT KOHLI AS RCB CAPTAIN

Kohli said, he had given his all to the franchise as a leader, and tried to create an environment that let players express themselves.

VIRAT KOHLI AS RCB CAPTAIN

"I've tried my best to create a culture here where youngsters could come in and play expressive cricket, play with belief. It's something I've tried to do at the Indian team level as well,"

VIRAT KOHLI AS RCB CAPTAIN

"All I can say is that I've given my best. I don't know how the response has been to that, but I can vouch for the fact that I've given my 120% to this franchise every year, leading the team.

VIRAT KOHLI AS RCB CAPTAIN

"And as I said, I will continue to give that effort on the field as a player from now on. It's a great time to regroup, restructure the franchise for the next three years,

VIRAT KOHLI AS RCB CAPTAIN

and bring in people who can take this culture and this franchise to the next level, moving forward."

VIRAT KOHLI AS RCB CAPTAIN

Kohli reiterated that he will continue to play for only Royal Challengers in the IPL.

VIRAT KOHLI AS RCB CAPTAIN

"As I said, I don't see myself playing anywhere else. To me loyalty matters more than other things which, from the worldly point of view, seem more important.

VIRAT KOHLI AS RCB CAPTAIN

This franchise has believed in me and my commitment is to this franchise till the last day I play the IPL."

VIRAT KOHLI AS RCB CAPTAIN