Virat Kohli stunned the cricketing world by announcing his decision to step down as captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). One of the key reasons for Kohli’s departure from the captaincy was his workload. Many people were critical of the 32-year- old’s decision to resign as RCB captain midway through the 14th edition of the IPL.

A report has surfaced detailing how the skipper discussed abandoning the post and remaining with the squad as a player exclusively with AB de Villiers in 2019. Kohli has now spoken up about why he wanted to step down as captain. He also indicated that he aspires to offer 120% dedication to anything he does, but that he was unable to do so as the team’s captain.

“Firstly, the workload was the main factor and I didn’t want to be dishonest towards my responsibility. If I cannot give 120% to something, I am not someone who would hold onto something, I am not attached to something like that and that was always very clear in my mind,” Kohli told to Star Sports.

Virat Kohli has been with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) since the IPL began in 2008. Kohli was taken up by the team for his base price at the auction after his amazing achievement in the Under-19 World Cup in 2008. Since then, he’s grown into a batter and one of the game’s top leaders. Kohli has been the team’s captain since the 2013 season of the IPL. During his tenure, he has led the team to the IPL finals on one occasion, in 2016, and has made the playoffs three times.