Kohli’s reaction came after he was retained in the team. Kohli was retained by Bangalore for Rs 15 crore. Last season, his salary was Rs 17 crore. Kohli’s pay cut is aimed at increasing the franchise’s hold on the mega star auction.
Kohli vacated the RCB captaincy last season. ‘That journey continues. I was retained by the RCB. When they approached me about this I did not have to think twice. It has been a beautiful journey over the years. It makes me happy to be with the franchise for another three years. My belief is that the best has yet to come. There is a special feeling when we go down for next season, ‘said Kohli.
Kohli has been a part of Bangalore since 2008. Kohli has scored 6283 runs in the IPL. Kohli pocketed 973 runs in the dream season of 2016. But winning the IPL title continues to be a chore for Kohli.
IPL 2022 | Rohit and Bumra in Mumbai; Dhoni and Jadeja in Chennai; The list of retained players is out
ESPN Cricket Info has released the list of players retained by each team ahead of the IPL next season. Jaspreet Bumra and Rohit Sharma will be with the Mumbai Indians next season as well. MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja will play for Chennai Super Kings and Kane Williamson for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Along with Dhoni and Jadeja, Chennai retained Ruturaj Gaekwad and Moin Ali. The Kolkata Knight Riders retained Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Varun Chakraborty and Venkatesh Iyer.
Rishabh Pant, Prithviraj Shah, Akshar Patel and Antich Nokie will be with Delhi Capitals next season as well. Rajasthan Royals have retained Sanju Samson. Ten teams will be fielded in the IPL from next season. Currently each franchise can retain up to four players. The number of players retained is limited to two Indian and one foreign player or three Indian players and one foreigner.