Virat Kohli to step down as India’s T20 captain after World Cup

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Dubai: India’s all-formats captain Virat Kohli has announced to step down from T20 captaincy after the World Cup in United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month.

The 32-year-old Virat announced that after discussing with head coach Ravi Shastri and vice-captain Rohit Sharma, he finalized the decision. He will continue to lead India in ODI and Test cricket.

“After a lot of contemplation and discussions with close people, Ravi bhai and also Rohit, I’ve decided to step down as the T20 captain after this T20 World Cup” Kohli stated in a note on social platforms.

“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 Indian team In Test and ODI cricket,” he added.

Kohli has led Indian in 45 T20Is, winning 27 and losing 14.

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