Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and M S Dhoni were retained by their respective franchises -- Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, and Chennai Super Kings.
One of contemporary cricket's greatest batters, de Villiers has brought an end to his glorious 17-year career in top-flight.
The 37-year-old had played in 184 IPL matches, firstly for Delhi Capitals (formerly Delhi Daredevils) for three seasons followed by a successful decade with Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Bangar will take over the reins from New Zealand's Mike Hesson, who will remain with the team.
“High-level sport is about getting over the line, winning trophies, particularly when you're at the standard of what Virat Kohli is at," Vaughan was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
Despite stepping down as RCB captain, Kohli reiterated that he will continue playing for the franchise as long as he plays in the IPL.
Kohli's nine-year stint as skipper of the RCB ended with a four-wicket loss to Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator of the 2021 Indian Premier League at Sharjah on Monday.
Tempers flared when Kohli argued over umpire Sharma's decision to not give KKR batter Rahul Tripathi out LBW in spinner Yuzvendra Chahal's first over after Powerplay.
A fuming Maxwell slammed the online trolls, calling them "garbage" and "absolutely disgusting", even as Christian requested that his partner be kept out of it.
For all his stunning success as a batsman, Kohli can never claim to have mastered the art of captaincy in white-ball cricket.