Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has decided to step down as T20 captain of the Indian cricket team. Sharing the news, Virat posted a letter to his fans on social media. For the last few days, the rumours of Kohli stepping down as T20 captain was in the air, and as it turned out, they were true. Virat Kohli is considered one of the best (if not the best) cricketers in the world. He has already added his name to the list of all-time greats. Virat accepted the captaincy of Indian cricket after MS Dhoni stepped down from the leadership.
On Thursday, Virat posted a letter on his social media accounts in which he shared his thoughts with his fans. He mentioned that he was fortunate to lead the Indian Cricket Team and thanked the staff, the team, the selection committee, the coaches, and all the fans of Indian cricket. He further mentioned the workload of playing all three formats for the last 8-9 years and captaining for the previous 5-6 years. He added that to be fully ready to lead the Indian team in Test and ODI cricket, he has decided to step down as T20I captain.
Who will be the next captain?
Virat Kohli has a tremendous run as the captain of the Indian Cricket Team, and the STATS are enough to prove it. However, the Indian Cricket Team has not won any ICC tournament since 2013, and that too is in the leadership of MS Dhoni. For a long time, fans have been complaining about winning an ICC tournament. Some of the critics of Virat demanded to hand down the leadership to Rohit Sharma. So, as per the rumours, the next captain of the Indian Cricket Team for the T20 format will be Rohit Sharma. Rohit has been the backbone of the Indian Cricket team since 2013 in limited over formats. He also proved himself in the Test format of the game in recent years. He also leads his IPL team Mumbai Indians and has won four titles as the captain for the side.
There were rumours of Virat Kohli stepping down as the T20 captain. However, no one expected that Virat would confirm the news before T20I World Cup. As of the ICC T20I Cricket World Cup 2021, the tournament will take place in Dubai from 17 October. Indian Cricket Team will play the first match on 24 October against the arch-rival, Pakistan.