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Leading RCB has helped Virat Kohli’s international career: Ajit Agarkar

April 22, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Veteran Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar believes that leading a team like RCB has helped Virat Kohli's international career in many ways. A little while ago, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli accomplished 13 years with the franchise. Virat Kohli is the only cricketer to have featured for the same IPL team for 13 years. Despite no IPL titles under his belt, the team management, unlike other teams, did not look for Kohli's successor but continued to support him. 

Former Indian cricketer Ajit Agarkar reckoned that the IPL had a massive impact on Kohli's international career. He further added that leading a franchise like RCB has helped him deal with immense pressure. Virat Kohli was appointed as RCB's captain in 2013. Since then, there has been no looking back for the batsman. The 32-year-old has emerged as one of the most prolific run-scorers in the tournament.

Virat Kohli is the highest run-getter in the Indian Premier League

Currently, Virat Kohli is the highest run-getter in the Indian Premier League. He has scored 5949 runs from 195 matches. The skipper had a standout season in 2016, where he amassed 973 runs, including four centuries. Virat Kohli single-handedly helped his team reach the final. Ajit Agarkar went on to state that leading RCB and to score a heap of runs ultimately helped Virat Kohli in his international career as well.

Royal Challengers Bangalore is currently at second place on the IPL points table with 6 points from 3 games. Glenn Maxwell, who had a torrid time with the bat in the last few IPL seasons, has now managed to change his fortunes in the ongoing season. He has registered 176 runs in three matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Virat Kohli-led RCB has won all their games so far this season. RCB will next take on Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday. RCB defeated defending champions Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener before beating Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders. Ab de Villiers and new-recruit Glenn Maxwell have been the top performers for RCB so far.

IPL 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) full squad

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Adam Zampa, Finn Allen, Kane Richardson, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel, Washington Sundar, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Suyash Prabhudessai, KS Bharat

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Written By,

Payel Gosh