Virat Kohli Step Down as a T20I Captain Before T20 World Cup 2021
There are rumors all over India that Virat Kohli will not be the limited-overs captain of the Indian team. He finally proved the rumor to be true. Just before the T20 World Cup 2021, Virat Kohli steps down as T20I captain. He said the decision was taken after detailed discussions with coach Ravi Shastri and potential successor Rohit Sharma. In a statement, Virat said he would no longer captain T20 cricket.
It has been rumored for some time that Virat Kohli will not be India’s limited-overs captain. Rohit Sharma will be the new captain. However, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) treasurer Arun Dhamal dismissed the information as a rumor but now Virat Kohli step down as a T20I captain just before the start of IPL and T20 World Cup 2021.
On Thursday (September 18), Virat Kohli confirmed his resignation from Twitter. “I am fortunate to be leading the Indian team,” he wrote in a statement on Twitter. Thanks to those who helped me when I was the captain of the Indian team. I couldn’t do anything without the team players, the support staff, the selection committee, the coaches, and the well-wishers of the Indian team. ‘
He said he decided to leave the captaincy to reduce the workload. He has been playing in three consecutive formats for the last 8-9 years as well as captaining for 5-6 years. He said he was leaving the captaincy to focus on the game by reducing his workload.
Virat Kohli said, ‘It is important to understand your workload. In the last 8-9 years, a lot of work has been done after me. I have also been leading the Indian team for the last 5-6 years. I thought, now I just have to think about the ODI and Test team leadership. I will continue to play in the team as a cricketer even if I leave the captaincy in T20.
As captain, Virat Kohli has yet to bring any success to the Indian team in T20 cricket. India will be aiming to win this year’s T20 World Cup 2021. So far, Virat Kohli has led India to 28 matches in 45 matches. Under him, India has lost 14 matches in T20.