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Virat Kohli to step down as T20I captain after World Cup

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:10 PM, 16 September 2021   Updated: 07:13 PM, 16 September 2021

Virat Kohli; Photo: Collected

Virat Kohli; Photo: Collected

India’s national cricket team captain Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain after the T20 World Cup which will be held in the UAE  next month.

Virat Kohli announced this in a statement on Twitter.

“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 wrote. 

“Of course, arriving at this decision took a lot of time. After a lot of contemplation and discussions with my close people, Ravi and also Rohit, who has been an essential part of the leadership group, I’ve decided to step down as the T20 Captain after this T20 WC in Dubai in October.”

“I have also spoken to the secretary Jay Shah and the President of BCCI Sourav Ganguly along with all the selectors about the same,” Virat Kohli also wrote in the statement.

“I will continue to serve Indian Cricket and the Indian Team to the best of my ability. I have been fortunate enough to not only represent India but also lead the Indian Cricket Team to my utmost capability.” 

“I thank everyone who has supported me in my journey as the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team. I couldn’t have done it without them - the boys, the support staff, the selection committee, my coaches and each and every Indian who prayed for us to win,” Virat Kohli added.

Virat Kohli ‍says he will continue to serve as India’s Test and ODI captain. 

Kohli will continue to serve as India's Test and ODI captain. “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,” Kohli wrote in his Twitter post.

Virat Kohli’s Twitter post:

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