INDIA T20I Captaincy

India skipper Virat Kohli has announced that he will step down as the T20 captain after the upcoming World Cup to be played in the UAE and Oman. 

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INDIA T20I Captaincy

Reports surfaced a few days ago that Kohli will resign as India’s white-ball skipper with Rohit Sharma set to take over.

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INDIA T20I Captaincy

However, the BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal had clearly denied as such reports calling it ‘rubbish.’

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INDIA T20I Captaincy

But Kohli’s revelation has certainly stunned the cricketing world as he has cleared that he wants to manage his workload and concentrate on Test and ODI cricket. 

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INDIA T20I Captaincy

Having said that, the 32-year-old will continue playing in the shortest format of the game as a player.

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INDIA T20I Captaincy

Kohli himself took to Twitter and posted a statement thanking his players for supporting him during his journey at the helm in T20Is.

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INDIA T20I Captaincy

Virat Kohli stated in his statement that he contemplated the decision of stepping down with his close people

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INDIA T20I Captaincy

He also cleared that he has spoken to the BCCI President and the board secretary while reassuring that he will continue to serve Indian cricket as a batsman.

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INDIA T20I Captaincy

Kohli stated, "I feel I need to give myself space to be fully ready to lead the Indian Team in Test and ODI Cricket.

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INDIA T20I Captaincy

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.

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INDIA T20I Captaincy

After a lot of contemplation and discussions with my close people, Ravi bhai and also Rohit,I’ve decided to step down as the T20 Captain after this T20 World Cup in Dubai in October.

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INDIA T20I Captaincy

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.

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