Virat Kohli finally broke his silence on his decision to play for RCB, saying- 'I was also approached...'!


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Very few players have been associated with only one team in the IPL since the cash-rich league first started in 2008 and Virat Kohli is one of them. Over the years, India's star player has emerged as one of the greatest players for his IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

However, Kohli and other elite players like Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers who have played for the franchise have never won a single edition of the IPL so far. When asked if he ever thought about changing the team in this prestigious tournament, Kohli said that he had thought about it.

According to the report of Crictoday, he said- “Honestly, I thought about it. Yes, I will not back down from this and I have also been approached several times to somehow come to the auction and put my name there.

He further added- “And then I thought about it, I felt like let's say someone has X number of years that they live and then you die and life goes on. There will be many great people who won trophies but no one addresses you like that. Nobody in the room addresses you like 'Oh, he's the IPL champion or he's the World Cup champion'

The 35-year-old player talked about his relationship with RCB and how they have provided him with so many fruitful opportunities.

He said- "What this franchise has given me in terms of opportunities in the first three years and the belief in me is the most special thing because as I said there were many teams who had opportunities, but they did not support me. Did, they didn't support me. Didn't believe me."

RCB had retained Kohli before the IPL auction in 2024. Like Kohli, MS Dhoni is also the most retained player for the Chennai Super Kings franchise and has led them to five IPL wins.