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Virat Kohli on 16 Sept confirmed he can step down as Indias T20I captain when the T20 tourney within the UAE in October-November. The star slugger same he can still lead India in Tests and ODI cricket.
Virat Kohli same he took the choice when consulting head coach Ravi Shastri and his teammates, together with Rohit Sharma. Kohli said that he sent the decision to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay shah.
Kohli cited employment management because the reason to relinquish up T20I office. It remains to be seen who can take over as Indias T20I captain when the planet Cup, however, Rohit Sharma is that the frontrunner to be his successor.
"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 couldnt 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 the 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 has been an essential part of the leadership group, Ive 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.
Meanwhile Jay shah praises and thanked Virat Kohli in an official statement
Thanks @imVKohli for your contribution as the #TeamIndia captain. As a young talent the focus and determination you have showed as the captain is unmatched. The most impressive aspect was the way of maintaining balance between captaincy and individual performance.— Jay Shah (@JayShah) September 16, 2021