As per official news, Virat Kohli to step down as T20I Captain after ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli himself has announced this from his official account. After the Twenty20 World Cup, he will remain the captain of the ODI and Test formats only.
The Indian cricket team is currently preparing for the IPL after the cancellation of the fifth Test match of the England vs India five-match Test series. Team players have started practicing by joining their IPL team. The captain of the Indian cricket team has also reached UAE and started practice with his IPL team Royal Challenger Bangalore.
Recently, the captain of all the three formats (ODI, Test and T20) of the Indian team, Kohli has announced to step down from the captaincy of the T20 cricket team. He will step down from the captaincy after the T20 World Cup. He will continue to be the captain of the team in ODIs and Tests. This has been announced by sharing a letter through his social media account.
Kohli wrote in the letter that workload is a very important thing, in view of which I have taken this decision. I am fully prepared to captain the team in ODIs and Tests. He also said that he will be present for the team continuously as a batsman in T20.
He further wrote that “I want to thank everyone. After playing cricket continuously for the last 8-9 years and captaining all three formats for 5-6 years now I want to give myself space. Workload management is a very important thing. Will continue to captain the team in ODIs and Tests. As a T20 captain, I have tried to give everything to the team, and as a batsman, I will continue this.”
Such was Virat’s T20 record
It is well known that Kohli is the best batsman of the Indian team. Under Kohli’s captaincy, India won Tests but in limited-overs cricket, he went on to win ICC tournaments several times. Till now the team has not won any major tournament under the captaincy of Kohli. The winning percentage of the team has definitely been high under the captaincy of such a Virat.
If we talk about his captaincy, then he has captained 45 T20 matches so far and has won 29 of them. Apart from this, Virat has captained in 95 matches in ODIs, out of which India has won 65.
Apart from this, Virat has captained the team in 65 matches in Test cricket, out of which India has won 38 times. His record as captain in T20 has not been as good as it is in other formats. In IPL also he has captained Royal Challengers Bangalore in 132 matches out of which he has lost 66 and won in 62.