IPL 2022: Aakash Chopra picks Virat Kohli’s replacement to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore

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  • Aakash Chopra picked his captaincy choice for RCB to replace Virat Kohli.

  • In September last year, Kohli had announced that IPL 2021 would be his last season as RCB skipper.

IPL 2022: Aakash Chopra picks Virat Kohli’s replacement to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore
Aakash Chopra picks his choice for next RCB skipper (Image Source: Twitter)

Former India opener Aakash Chopra has come up with a unique suggestion for the next captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Notably, in the upcoming 2022 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), RCB will be without the services of Virat Kohli as a leader of the side.

Kohli had stepped down from the captaincy role of RCB after the end of the 2021 season. Although he was retained by the Bangalore-based franchise along with Glenn Maxwell and Mohammad Siraj ahead of the mega-auctions, but Kohli won’t be seen donning the skipper’s hat.

Therefore, it would be interesting to see who RCB will pick as the captain. They have one option in the form of  Maxwell, who had a tremendous time in the previous edition of the cash-rich league. However, Chopra reckoned that Maxwell is a ‘volatile option’ for the captaincy role, and RCB should look for some other options.

“Can they think about Maxwell? Maxwell is a tempting option, but he is also a volatile option. His performance was very good last year. In fact, RCB should pat their backs that they got such good performances from him. But could he be their captain? Tough choice, I won’t really go down that route,” said Chopra on his YouTube channel.

In fact, the cricketer-turned-commentator suggested the name of West Indies red-ball skipper Jason Holder. Chopra felt that Holder is a perfect choice for RCB as he would play all the matches and has plenty of experience to run a team.

“They can either think about Maxwell or let me just throw a name here – Jason Holder. He is an unassuming character does not impose himself, he is absolutely perfect for a franchise like RCB. He will play all the matches, he knows how to run a team, and he will never take the centre stage,” added Chopra.

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