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Virat Kohli announce stepping down from India’s T20I captain position post ICC T20 World Cup

Virat Kohli made an official announcement about stepping down from the position of India's T20I captain post the ICC T20 World Cup. On Thursday (September 16) he shared an official statement with his fans

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On Thursday (September 16), Virat Kohli made an official announcement about stepping down form the position of India’s T20I captain post the ICC T20 World Cup. The match is scheduled to take place in UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14, 2021. The star cricketer to continue leading the team in Test cricket and ODIs. Breaking million hearts, he shared an official statement and explained how he considered stepping down from his captaincy position.

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Virat took to his official Instagram handle to share the cryptic note. His statement read, “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.”

Virat Kohli, ICC T20 World Cup, India T20I captain, Anushka Sharma

For the unversed, Virat Kohli took over the captaincy position after MS Dhoni stepped down from his position. Kohli led the team in 45 T20I internationals ever since he over the position in 2017. His winning percentage include 64.44 with 29 victories and 14 defeats. This year he would mark his first time to lead India in the ICC T20 World Cup. He led the team to the final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy and the semi-final of the 2019 ICC World Cup in the past.

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