Virat Kohli to step down from T20 Captaincy after T20 World Cup 2021

Indian skipper Virat Kohli confirmed all the speculations that were running in all media outlets that ace batsman will be handling captaincy to Rohit Sharma after T20 World Cup has been turned out to be true which was confirmed by Kohli himself on his official social media account.

Kohli on his social media post thanked team management, official, players for supporting him throughout his tenure as T20 captain and he stated that he will continue to serve as T20 Captain till World Cup 2021  after the marquee event he will step down as Captain and with the way, he has mentioned Rohit and Ravi Shastri it is clear that Sharma will be passed the baton to lead India after T20 World Cup 2021 based on his current T20 record of IPL where he has won 5 titles as skipper of Mumbai Indians.

“I have decided to step down as the T20 captain after this T20 World Cup in Dubai in October,” Kohli wrote in a statement that he shared on his social media handles.

“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.

“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.

 “Of course, arriving at this decision took a lot of time. 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 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,” Kohli wrote in his statement.

Kohli took over as T20 International captain from Dhoni in 2017 and this will be his first T20 world cup as skipper and if the team wins the trophy under his leadership it will be the cherry on the top of the cake.