The most entertaining team in the Indian Premier League will miss its captain for the first few matches in the 10th season. Yes!!! We are talking about Royal Challengers Bangalore and its captain Virat Kohli. Kohli is suffering from the shoulder injury that occurred during the earlier India-Australia Border-Gavaskar series. Hence, a decision has been made that Shane Watson will take the responsibility of the skipper until the Kohli is back on his feet as normal as before. Watson will captain Royal Challengers Bangalore in the initial stage of the Vivo IPL 2017.
According to sources, captaincy of Watson will continue until Kohli make a complete recovery from his shoulder injury. Watson is a pretty good skipper since he has been the captain of Rajasthan Royals, which has been suspended now. But before taking the final decision of placing Watson under the skipper’s cap, many names were suggested. Daniel Vettori, head coach of RCB, suggest AB de Villiers at the beginning for RCB’s skipper. But unfortunately, de Villiers will also be not able to play the initial match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad due to his back injury.
AB de Villiers has also been suffering from the back injury from a couple of days. Doctors have advised an additional rest for a few days for de Villiers as well. He is likely to recover soon and will be playing for RCB in Vivo IPL 2017 from April 8, 2017.
While addressing the media, team chairman Amrit Thomas said, “Kohli will miss the initial few matches of the Vivo IPL 2017 since he is suffering from the shoulder injury. Some few fitness will also be conducted that will decide his presence on the field. We all are hoping for him to recover soon. Meanwhile, Shane Watson has been given the responsibility of handling the team in absence of Kohli. The initial match will be a tough one to handle since two major players of the team, Kohli and de Villiers will be absent. This match will be a test for Watson’s ability to handle the team. ”
Well, let us hope that Virat Kohli will soon recover to be fit and fine as before to rock the IPL as usual.