With the change in leadership at Royal Challengers Bangalore, the IPL might get to see the Virat Kohli from the 2016 season when he amassed over 900 runs, reckons India legend Sunil Gavaskar.
The spotlight, though, will remain on Kohli when he takes to the field only as a player in RCB’s IPL-15 opener against Punjab Kings on Sunday.
Speaking on Star Sports, former India captain Gavaskar said: “At the moment, we do not know whether Kohli will be captain again. Sometimes when a player is relieved of the burden of captaincy, he flourishes as he is not thinking about other players.
“When you are captain, you are thinking about 10 other players and sometimes also the other members of your squad. This season, we might actually see the Kohli of 2016 where he got almost 1000 runs in the IPL season.”
The last time Kohli was not leading the RCB was in 2012.