RCB vs CSK: Will Virat Kohli be re-appointed RCB captain? Harbhajan Singh mentions MS Dhoni in notable suggestion

Virat Kohli and Harbhajan Singh

Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has made a massive statement related to captaining Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He urged the franchise to give the captaincy back to Virat Kohli as the batsman knows how cricket should be played.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) have been on a tremendous run since the last few matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. After having a horrible start to the season, they made a sensational comeback, winning 5 matches in a row and staying alive for the playoffs.

One of the key architects behind this has been Virat Kohli. The leadoff hitter has been at his best with the bat and has played superbly well for his team in almost every game. The leadoff hitter has also shown remarkable consistency in the league.

Apart from this, his energy on the field has been exceptional as he has lifted the entire Royal Challengers Bengaluru contingent. Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 with 661 runs in 13 innings at a strike rate of 155.16.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru have a good chance of qualifying for the playoffs. However, they need some results to continue on their way. If they fail to qualify for the playoffs, this will be their 17th year without a trophy in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Harbhajan Singh pointed out that if Royal Challengers Bengaluru does not qualify for the playoffs of the Indian Premier League, then they should hire some Indian player to lead the team. He added that Virat Kohli should be given the captaincy. Speaking to Star Sports, he explained:

“If they don’t qualify, they should look for an Indian. Why not bring back Virat Kohli as captain? As Dhoni has a big impact in Chennai, Virat Kohli is a great leader and he knows the type of cricket they need to play.”

I would like to see Virat Kohli leading the team in future – Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh also praised Royal Challengers Bengaluru for their aggressive performance in the last leg of the ongoing Indian Premier League. He believes they are playing and need Virat Kohli as captain. He added:

“Now they play with a lot of aggression, a lot of intention and that is what Virat Kohli brings. “I would like to see Virat Kohli leading the team in the future.”

To qualify for the playoffs, Royal Challengers Bengaluru must ensure they win their final match of the tournament. But this will not be enough for them as they need other results to continue their path in the Indian Premier League.

They would want LSG, SRH and DC to lose one of the remaining games. This will keep all teams on 14 points. If the Faf du Plessis-led team beats Chennai Super Kings by 18 runs or chases the target in 18.1 overs, they will surpass the Ruturaj Gaikwad-led team in NRR and claim the fourth position in the table.