Royal Challengers Bangalore have elected to keep Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj ahead of the January mega-auction for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Kohli, the IPL’s greatest run-scorer, will no longer lead the team, so RCB will have to pick a new captain in the January auction.
Kohli was retained for Rs 15 crore, with a Rs 2 crore pay cut, while Maxwell and Siraj were retained for Rs 11 crore and Rs 7 crore, respectively.
“I didn’t have any second thoughts when I was contacted.” I believe the best is yet to come, and I’m excited about what’s in store for the upcoming season.
“As an RCBian, we could not be more grateful. As always, I’ll give my heart and soul to RCB “According to Virat Kohli.
RCB were eliminated in the IPL 2021 eliminator by Kolkata Knight Riders after an amazing regular season in which they finished third behind Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings.
Kohli scored 405 runs this season, while Maxwell scored 513 runs and took three wickets in his greatest season in the IPL.
IPL retention regulations allow clubs to keep four players, two of whom must be overseas cricketers. If the franchise keeps four players, it will spend Rs 42 crore, leaving it with Rs 48 crore to spend in the IPL 2022 mega-auctions in January.