In shocking development, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has decided to step down as T20I team captain. Earlier, there were reports that Kohli would be given the captaincy of the white ball teams Rohit Sharma.
Virat Kohli has now issued a statement on Twitter, confirming that he will not lead India in the shortest game format after the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup.
He mentioned in his post that he will continue to lead Men in Blue in Test and ODI formats, while a new cricketer will take over as captain of the T20I after the event is over.
Virat Kohli pointed out that he played in all three formats of sports for 8-9 years. Therefore, it was important for him to manage the workload. As a result, it will now focus only on hitting in the T20I format.
Kohli thanked the support staff, team management, coach Ravi Shastri and Deputy Captain Rohit Sharma for support. He added that he had informed BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah.
Kohli concluded by saying he would continue to serve Indian cricket as much as he could.
More to come.