Mumbai: IPL which started a decade ago saw 10 editions and Virat Kohli was part of all of the seasons representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). There's no doubt in saying that RCB got a brand image because of Kohli. He was the crowd puller for IPL matches and though RCB has not won the trophy the franchise is highly respected majorly because of Kohli.
Case in point it is known that IPL governing body announced the player retention policy stating that teams can retain a maximum number of 3 players by Retention policy and 2-3 by Right to match card.
This leaves including retention and RTM, a maximum of five players are allowed. If in case a team retains 3 players, the No.1 player should be paid a minimum of 15 crores and if a team retains 2 or only one player, the No.1 player will receive minimum of 12.5 crores but the catch is here.
The No 1 player however can ask for more salary if he is not satisfied with 12.5 or 15 crores and if discussion does not yield any result then he can enter into open auction.
Now we hear that Kohli is asking for 20cr from RCB owners and if he's paid 20 crores and RCB has to retain 3 players, the 38 crores will be deducted from their budget of 80 crores. Then they will have 42 crores only to pool up over 22 players. Pretty hard one isn't it? Hence RCB is unsure over Kohli’s retention. The teams have to submit their retained players list on January 4th. By then we would know if RCB bats for Kohli or not!