India’s Test and ODI skipper Virat Kohli has revealed that when he was contacted by the RCB management for retention, he had no qualms about continuing with the franchise for the next three seasons.
“The journey continues, I have been retained by RCB. When I was contacted, I didn’t have any second thoughts at all. I believe the best is yet to come, I have a good feeling about what’s to come from the next season onwards.”, said Virat.
Virat also stated that despite not being the captain, he will give RCB his “heart and soul.” “Committed as an RCBian. I could not be more thankful. I’ll be there with my heart and soul for RCB as always.”, said Virat.
Kohli is one of the three players retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The former RCB skipper has been retained for INR 15 crore. The other two on the list: Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Siraj have been retained for INR 11 crore and INR 7 crore, respectively.
Having retained Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Siraj, RCB will head into the #IPL2022 Auction with a purse of 57 Crores. 💪🏼#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPLRetention pic.twitter.com/KzRhBwnIqq
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) November 30, 2021
Mr. Nags Disappointed After Being Left Out From Retentions
On Wednesday, Comedian Danish Sait, who plays the character of Mr Nags on the RCB Insider Show, tweeted hilariously that RCB actually had not three, but four retentions, fourth being him aka Mr Nags.
“Extremely sad that cricket publications and journalists have spread misinformation regarding only 3 retentions at RCB, there are 4, Mr. Nags is retained. I hope the generalists will propagate the news and amplify this announcement. @RCBTweets,” Danish wrote on the microblogging site Twitter.
He also asserted his importance in the RCB side by tweeting a photo of Mr. Nags with the IPL Trophy. “The only RCBian to hold the IPL trophy. Mr. Nags – Remember the name,” Danish wrote.