Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has today announced to step down as the captain of the T20 format of cricket. Recently some media reports said that Virat Kohli will step down from the captaincy of the T20 format after the T20 World Cup. Now he himself has announced through a post on social media that he will leave the T20 captaincy after the upcoming World Cup. Virat has shared an emotional note giving this information.
In his post on his Twitter, Virat Kohli has thanked all his fellow players, BCCI, support staff and also. Virat Kohli wrote in his tweet, ‘I am fortunate to not only represent India but to lead the Indian cricket team to the best of my ability. I thank all those who have supported me in my journey as the captain of the Indian cricket team.
Virat further wrote, ‘Workload plays an important role in the game and having played in all three formats in the last 8-9 years and captaining regularly for the last 5-6 years, I think there is a difference between Tests and ODIs. I shall be fully prepared for this. He further said, ‘As the captain of the T20 format, I have done everything that should be done and will continue to contribute as a batsman in the future’.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 16, 2021
In his note, Virat has also mentioned the discussion he had with coach Ravi Shastri and vice-captain Rohit Sharma regarding this decision. He said, ‘It certainly took a long time to reach this decision. I have decided to step down as T20 captain after this T20 World Cup in Dubai in October, after much deliberation with Ravi bhai and Rohit, who have been an essential part of the leadership group.
Virat told in the post that he has spoken to Secretary Jay Shah and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly along with all the selectors about this. He further said, ‘I will continue to serve Indian cricket and the Indian team to the best of my ability’. After this announcement of Virat, it is believed that Rohit Sharma will be given the captaincy of T20 format. Rohit Sharma’s performance in the T20 format has been excellent. His performance as captain in IPL too is very good.