Watson to lead RCB till Kohli returns

Shane Watson will lead Royal Challengers Bangalore in the absence of Virat Kohli, the franchise confirmed here on Monday.

Shane Watson has been one of the top performers and a great mentor for the team.   -  Sudhakara Jain

 

Shane Watson will lead Royal Challengers Bangalore in the absence of Virat Kohli, the franchise confirmed here on Monday. Kohli, whose shoulder injury will be assessed next week before a return date is determined, will miss the first few matches of the IPL.

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“In the interim, Shane Watson, will lead the RCB team as the stand-in captain. Shane has been one of the top performers and a great mentor for the team, making him an ideal choice to lead the team this season till Virat is back on the field," said RCB Chairman Amrit Thomas in a statement.

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