Royal Challengers Bangalore
Ahead of the start of the 14th edition of the league, Virat Kohli made an announcement stating that it would be his final season as the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Kohli had taken over as RCB's full-time captain in 2013 and led the team in 140 matches, winning 66 and losing 70. Despite stepping down as captain, Kohli assured the fans that he would always remain a loyal RCB player. In the IPL draft before the IPL 2022 mega auction, Kohli was picked by RCB for INR 15 crores. Virat Kohli, often referred to as the "Run Machine," has made a significant impact in the cricketing world with his ability and hunger to score big hundreds. He gained recognition as the captain of the Indian team that won the 2008 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup and has since achieved remarkable success. Known for his aggressive style and expressive nature on the field, Kohli has been an integral part of RCB since his induction into the squad in 2008. In 2016, he topped the run-scorers list, earning the Orange Cap at the end of the ninth edition of the league. Until 2022, he held the record for being the highest-paid cricketer in the IPL and was the first player to be retained by his franchise ahead of the IPL 2018 Player Auction.Regenerate response Ajay Mandal, an all-rounder hailing from Madhya Pradesh, made his first-class debut for Chhattisgarh in 2016. He has a notable record of scoring the highest runs (241*) by an Indian batter at No.8 in domestic cricket. In the IPL 2023 Player Auction, the Chennai Super Kings secured Mandal's services at his base price of INR 20 lakhs. He is now set to join the CSK camp for the 16th edition of IPL, ready to showcase his skills as an all-rounder.
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