RCB Podcast: Virat Kohli talks about Delhi franchise decision to go for Pradeep Sangwan and his loyality towards RCB

Despite knowing the fact that Virat Kohli has never won an IPL title for IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore, the love and the bond that the franchise has with him is very heart-warming. Since, the inaugural season of the IPL Kohli is the only player who played for a single franchise.

While Kohli is giving his heart and soul to win the first IPL season for RCB, Royals and Kohli both are loyal to each other as once Kohli revealed that Many franchises have approached him and said, come into the IPL auction, we’ll go all in for you and will buy you at a higher price but he never tried to leave the team as RCB management has retained him thrice which include Mega Auction  held in 2014, 2018 and now in 2022.

During the podcast, Kohli also said that there were reports that Delhi was going to buy me, but then they bought left-arm seamer Pradeep Sanghwan, and now when I’m successful people want me in their franchise but the trust that RCB management has shown towards me during the first three seasons is something that I can`t express.

Virat is the leading run scorer in the IPL, as he has amassed 6283 runs with an average of 37.4 including 42 half-centuries and 5 centuries with a best score of 113.

Talking on the RCB podcast, Kohli said, “I felt great; I did not shy away from it. I remember we were playing the Champions League in South Africa and Ray Jennings and Siddharth Mallya approached me, said that they were looking to retain only me, and that they were looking to build a whole new squad around me.”

“I said that’s great, and that’s the opportunity I am looking for. I told them very clearly there’s only one condition that I will bat at No.3 and nowhere else. They said fair enough. I knew I can do something special for the team. I had no problem accepting the responsibility,” he added. 

During the Podcast, Host Danish Sait asked Kohli: Have you ever once for a movement thought that is the grass greener on the other side of the pitch? To that Kohli said.

“I’ve been approached a few times as well — to come into the auction somehow — I have thought about it,” Kohli told the RCB podcast. “At the end of the day, a person lives a certain number of years, and then you die and life moves on. There have been many great players who have won trophies and things like that but no one addresses you like that. If you are a good person, people like you and if you are a bad guy, they stay away from you. Eventually, that’s what life is all about.”