Virat Kohli to step down as India's T20 captain after T20 World Cup - Check what he said in statement
Virat Kohli has decided to step down from T20 captaincy after the ICC T20 World Cup in November this year.
Virat Kohli on Thursday announced that he will step down as India's T20 captain after the T20 World Cup in UAE but will continue to lead the side in ODIs and Test cricket.
Kohli took to his Twitter account to share the information. "I've decided to step down as the T20 captain after this T20 World Cup in Dubai in October," Kohli said in a statement posted on his Twitter page.
He further said that he will continue to serve Indian Cricket and the Indian Team to the best of his ability. Kohli also informed that he took the decision after consulting head coach Ravi Shastri and cricketer Rohit Sharma. He said that he has also spoken to BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah about the same.
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"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," Kohli said.
"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."
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 16, 2021
"Understanding workload is a very important thing and considering my immense workload over the last 8-9 years playing all three formats and captaining regularly for last five to six years, I feel I need to give myself space to be fully ready to lead Indian team in Test and ODI cricket," Kohli said in a statement on his Twitter page.
"I have given my everything to the Team during my time as T20 captain and I will continue to do so for the T20 captain and will continue to do so for the T20 team as a batsman moving forward," he further added.
The T20 World Cup starts on October 17 with the final to be played in Dubai on November 14.
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