Virat Kohli to step down as T20 captain after T20 World Cup


Team Udayavani, Sep 16, 2021, 6:06 PM IST

New Delhi: Virat Kohli on Thursday announced that he will step down as India’s T20 captain right after the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE in October-November. Kohli however said that he will continue to lead India in Tests and ODI cricket.

Virat Kohli said he took the decision after consulting head coach Ravi Shastri and his teammates, including Rohit Sharma.

“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.

“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,” he added.

He further said, “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.”


It is speculated that IPL’s most successful skipper Rohit Sharma will take over the mantle.

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