Virat Kohli to quit as India T20 captain after World Cup



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Virat Kohli to quit as India T20 captain after World Cup

Virat Kohli surprised cricket fans with his decision. Namely, he decided to step down as India’s T20I captain. This decision was surprising, and it is obvious that such a decision was not easy to make "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." "I couldn't have done it without them - the boys, the support staff, the selection committee, my coaches and each and every Indian who prayed for us to win," wrote Kohli.

It seems that Test and ODI Cricket will be his primary thing, and it is obvious that this decision was made solely because Kohli wants to focus on the other two formats. "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."

Decision

As we have already said, it is obvious that this decision was not quick, but that Kohli thought a lot about it and ultimately decided that this was best for him and for the team.

"Of course, arriving at this decision took a lot of time. After a lot of contemplation and discussions with my close people, Ravi bhai and also Rohit, who have been an essential part of the leadership group, I've decided to step down as the T20 Captain after this T20 World Cup in Dubai in October."

However, Kohli is still in the team and will help him in various ways. Everyone in India is aware of how important Kohli is to his team and there is no need to talk about his successes and significance for the team "I have also spoken to the secretary Mr Jay Shah and the President of BCCI Mr Sourav Ganguly along with all the selectors about the same.

I will continue to serve Indian Cricket and the Indian Team to the best of my ability," he added." Kohli became the captain of his team in the shortest format since 2017 and was certainly a key link of his team