Virat Kohli has announced that he will be stepping down as India’s T20I captain after the T20 World Cup. However, he will continue to lead the sides in ODIs and Tests. Virat has shared this news on his social media. BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) President Sourav Ganguly reacted to Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as captaincy from T20I of the Indian cricket team. Sourav said that the decision was taken, keeping the future roadmap in mind. In a statement, Sourav Ganguly praised Virat Kohli for his contribution to the Indian cricket team as captain across all formats. He added that he hopes the right-handed batsman continues to score runs for the team as a batsman.
In a BCCI Press Release, Sourav Ganguly was quoted as saying,
“Virat has been a true asset for Indian Cricket and has led with aplomb. He is one of the most successful captains in all the formats. The decision has been made keeping in mind the future roadmap.
We thank Virat for his tremendous performance as the T20I Captain. We wish him all the best for the upcoming World Cup and beyond and hope that he continues to score plenty of runs for India.”
The general secretary of BCCI, Jay Shah, further added that he was in talks with Virat Kohli and the team management and believed it to be the right decision for the team. Jay Shah added,
“We have a clear roadmap for Team India. Considering the workloads and ensuring that we have smooth transition, Virat Kohli has decided to step down as T20I captain after the upcoming World Cup.
I have been in discussions with Virat and the leadership team for the last six months and the decision has been thought through. Virat will continue to contribute as a player and as a senior member of the side in shaping the future course of Indian cricket.”
The tournament is scheduled to play from October 17th to November 14th. We wish Team India all the best for the T20 World Cup. With Virat Kohli stepping down, who should be the captain of Team India in T20Is? What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments below.