But, while Bangalore suffered dearly with Kohli calling the shots, the Mumbai Indians revelled under the leadership of Rohit Sharma who, despite his tumultuous form, led his side to the IPL 2017 title on Sunday. It was a record third title for Mumbai with Rohit at the helm on all three occasions.
Thanks to that feat, the Indian opener is now the most successful captain in IPL history and Mumbai the most successful team, moving ahead of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) - who both have won the title on two occasions.
He used to be a member of the Lib Dems and stood for the party against Philip Hammond in the 2005 General Election, coming third.
He hit headlines last year when his wife Tatiana Smurova-Bolton, 41, gave birth on a packed train.
The former Army officer who served in Bosnia in the 1990s warned earlier this month that Ukip was in danger of becoming the 'UK Nazi Party' if it picked the wrong leader.