“I have been approached many times” – Virat Kohli reveals teams asked him to leave RCB and be part of IPL Auction

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is the only player in IPL to play for only one franchise. The former Indian cricket team captain has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore since the inaugural edition of IPL.


During his 15 years of time in RCB, Virat captained them for eight seasons. Even though they are yet to win an IPL trophy, Kohli has score 6469 runs at an average of 36.55. Before the start of this year’s tournament Virat decided to relinquish his captaincy to concentrate on his batting skills and to play with some freedom. However, Kohli’s love for the franchise remains unbreakable despite getting some huge offers from other franchise.

On his loyalty towards RCB, Kohli said on ‘Inside RCB’ show on Star Sports “To be very honest I thought about it. Yes, I won’t shy away from it and I have been approached many times as well to come into the auction somehow, put my name there and stuff”.


Virat Kohli said everyone has some number of years to live then you will die and the life will be moving on. No one will treat a player based on whether he won an IPL Trophy or a World Cup. He said that people will like a person if he is a good person or else, they will stay away from you.

Kohli also added that RCB believed in him and backed him all those years when he was in poor form, especially in the initial phases of his career. He also said people where criticizing him for not scoring in England even when he was doing well around the world. He said these things won’t even bother him when a third person comments on him.

Finally, he signed off saying, “For me nothing else or no one else’s opinion matters at all.”


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