Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have revealed their new captain for the 2022 season of the Indian Premier League. They have chosen Virat Kohli’s successor.
Royal Challengers Bangalore head into the mega auction in Bengaluru with an added purpose this year – finding a new skipper. And they have found two options with Faf du Plessis and Dinesh Karthik, both of whom were picked on the first day of the event.
However, Gavaskar, in conversation with Sports Tak, felt that RCB should give the responsibility to Glenn Maxwell, who was retained ahead of the auction along with Kohli and Mohammed Siraj.
“I think if Glenn Maxwell is given the responsibility, then a different kind of Maxwell will be seen in IPL. Last year he batted brilliantly and it helped him secure a great contract with Kings XI Punjab, but now that he’s been retained after the mega auction, everyone can stop worrying and just enjoy his game.”
Anurag Thakur, president of the BCCI said that if Glenn Maxwell is given the captaincy of the Indian Cricket Team, he will score more runs and play better.
Speaking on the subject at the launch of Royal Challengers Bedding on Saturday, Mike Hesson, Director of Cricket Operations at RCB, revealed that while the franchise has three leadership options, they are yet to have a discussion over it.
“We haven’t had that discussion yet. We have three great leaders now in the form of Maxwell, Virat, and Faf du Plessis. We are really happy with those three leaders and also have Hazlewood as a leader from a bowling point of view. So we are happy with the group and will make the decision regarding captaincy after the auction,” said Sridharan, who was appointed interim coach till May 29 after Ponting’s resignation following Australia’s World Cup exit.