Current team India captain Virat Kohli, on Thursday announced that he will step down as the T20I captain of the team. The decision comes after the player's long discussion with Ravi Shastri (team India's Head Coach) and Rohit Sharma. Virat in his statement said that he will step down from the post once the upcoming World T20 Cup, scheduled to be played in Oman from October 17, gets over.
According to Kohli, he wants to concentrate more on Test and ODI cricket. He mentioned that the workload as a captain was getting too much and he would just contribute as a batsman to the T20 team.
Thanking the coaches, players, support staff and the selection committee, Kohli wrote on twitter, "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."
Further in his tweet, he said that he needs some space for himself as he has been very occupied from the past 5-6 years when he was appointed as the captain. “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," he exclaimed.