Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli to step down as T20 Captain after T20 World-cup in next month will continue to lead in ODI & Tests.
Just after 2 days of trends & discussions that Kohli will step down as captain for Indian Cricket team, Virat Kohli has made a huge announcement today on his Social media that he’ll be step down as T20 Captain after ICC T20 Worldcup this year.
Kohli’s official announcement reads, “after a lot of contemplation and discussions with my close people, Ravi bhai and also Rohit, who have been an essential part of the leadership group, I’ve decided to step down as the T20 Captain after this T20 World Cup in Dubai in October. 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. I will continue to serve Indian Cricket and the Indian Team to the best of my ability.”
Stating some valid reasons, Kohli point out the workload on him over 9 years as a player and 5-6 years as a captain of the team. “Understanding workload is a very important thing and considering my immense workload over the last 8-9 years playing all 3 formats and captaining regularly for last 5-6 years, I feel I need to give myself space to be fully ready to lead the Indian Team in Test and ODI Cricket. 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,” Kohli’s tweet reads.
It concludes that the media reports came few days ago about the split captaincy and Virat Kohli to step down as a captain were somewhat true but still just 2 days before BCCI officials gave a clear statement that Virat Kohli will be our only captain for Indian cricket team.
Kohli will be seen in action on Monday against Kolkata Knight Riders to kickstart the remaining phase of IPL 14.