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Kohli: I've given 120 percent to the RCB franchise every year

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Virat Kohli. (Indian Premier League/Twitter)
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Virat Kohli says he has given "120 percent" in leadership after his 11-season stint as captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore came to an end on Monday.

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Kohli has led the IPL franchise since 2011 with RCB having still not won the title since the tournament started in 2008.

RCB crashed out of this season's competition after a four-wicket defeat to the Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator match in Sharjah on Monday.

Speaking on the television broadcast after the loss, Kohli said: "I've tried my best to create a culture here where youngsters could come in and play expressive cricket, play with belief.

"It's something I've tried to do at the Indian team level as well. All I can say is that I've given my best.

"I don't know how the response has been to that, but I can vouch for the fact that I've given my 120% to this franchise every year, leading the team."

The India captain insists though that he will continue as a player at the franchise with the IPL set to extend to 10 teams from next season.

Kohli added: "I don't see myself playing anywhere else. To me loyalty matters more than other things which, from the worldly point of view, seem more important.

"This franchise has believed in me and my commitment is to this franchise until the last day I play the IPL."

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