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Virat Kohli To Step Down as India’s T20I Captain After the Upcoming World Cup

Virat Kohli To Step Down as India’s T20I Captain After the Upcoming World Cup
Image Source: Virat Kohli Official Twitter (@imVkohli)

Virat Kohli has decided to resign from T20I captaincy after the World Cup later this year. He took to the social media to announce the same.

The Announcement

Despite Arun Dhumal’s denial on the issue of split captaincy, the speculation turns out to be true. Virat Kohli, the captain of Indian cricket team has decided to opt out of the leadership role in the T20I cricket after the completion of the T20I World Cup later this year. Kohli himself took to his social media account and broke the news. “After a lot of contemplation and discussion with my close people, Ravi bhai and also Rohit, who have been an essential part of the leadership group, I have decided to step down as the T20 captain after this T20 World Cup in Dubai in October,” Kohli said in a lengthy Instagram and Twitter post.

Kohli will however continue play for India in the shorted format of the game as a player.“I have also spoken to the BCCI secretary Jay Shah and president Sourav Ganguly along with all the selectors at the same time. I will continue to serve Indian cricket team and the Indian team to the best of ability,” Kohli added.

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Kohli Explains

Virat Kohli further explained, “Understanding workload is a very important thing and considering my immense workload over the last 8-9 years playing all 3 formats and captaining regularly for last 5-6 years, I feel I need to give myself space to be fully ready to lead the Indian Team in Test and ODI Cricket. I have given everything to the Team during my time as T20 Captain and I will continue to do so for the T20 Team as a batsman moving forward.”

He concluded, “I have been fortunate enough to not only represent India but also lead the Indian Cricket Team to my utmost capability. I thank everyone who has supported me in my journey as the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team.”

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Written by Shreyasi Talukdar

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