Virat Kohli has announced that he will step down as India’s T20I captain after the World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The Indian skipper confirmed that he will continue to lead the Indian team in Test and ODI cricket.
The star batsman said the decision was taken after having a deep discussion with head coach Ravi Shastri and senior batsman Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli added that he has spoken to Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Jay Shah and President Sourav Ganguly.
Virat Kohli informed that the immense workload management is the only reason to give up T20I captaincy. Everyone has to wait and see who will take over as India’s next T20I captain after the World Cup. Indian opener Rohit Sharma is the frontrunner since he has a good captaincy record in IPL.
King Kohli has led India in 45 T20I internationals since taking over from MS Dhoni in 2017. He led the men in blue to 29 victories with a winning percentage of 64.44. India had 14 defeats under his captaincy.
Virat Kohli stated that he feels so proud to lead the Indian cricket team. Kohli thanked everyone who supported him in the journey as the skipper of the Indian cricket team. Kohli said that he decided after considering his immense workload over the last 8 or 9 years. He played all three formats and captained India for last 6 years.
Kohli ended up saying that he will give everything and continue to serve the Indian cricket team to the best of his abilities. India will begin their T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan on 24th October in Dubai.