Sanjay Bangar has been promoted from assistant coach to the head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore for the next two years starting 2022. Bangar has worked closely with Mike Hesson as his assistant over the past few years and now he has been promoted to a new position. The franchise made it to yet another last-four appearance in the IPL. They lost to KKR in the Eliminator to bow out of the tournament.
RCB’s Director of Cricket Mike Hesson made the official announcement on the franchise’s official Twitter handle.
“Mike Hesson speaks about the appointment of RCB’s Head Coach while Sanjay Bangar addresses the fans explaining his plans for the mega auction and the 2022 season, on @myntra presents Bold Diaries” read the post on their Twitter handle.
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Mike Hesson speaks about the appointment of RCB’s Head Coach while Sanjay Bangar addresses the fans explaining his plans for the mega auction and the 2022 season, on @myntra presents Bold Diaries.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/wkm7VbizTV
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) November 9, 2021
Virat Kohli stepped down as the skipper of the side after the 2021 season. He made the official announcement before the side’s first game of the UAE leg. RCB’s journey to the final of the 2016 IPL remains his highest achievement as the skipper of the side.
“This is going to be my last leg in the IPL as RCB captain,” Kohli revealed in a video message.
Virat Kohli to step down from RCB captaincy after #IPL2021
“This will be my last IPL as captain of RCB. I’ll continue to be an RCB player till I play my last IPL game. I thank all the RCB fans for believing in me and supporting me.”: Virat Kohli#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers pic.twitter.com/QSIdCT8QQM
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 19, 2021
“I spoke to the management this evening. It is something that was on my mind for a while, as I recently announced stepping down from T20 captaincy to manage my workload, which has been immense over the last few years.
“I want to be able to continue to be committed to the responsibilities that I am fulfilling, and I felt I needed the space to refresh, to regroup and be absolutely clear in how I want to move forward.”
“RCB is going to go through a transitional phase with a big auction coming up next year. I’ve made it clear to the management that I cannot think of being in any other team than RCB,” added Kohli.