Virat Kohli announces resignation from India's T20 captaincy after upcoming T20 World Cup

Mayank Kumar

Mayank Kumar

Author| Sep 16, 12:29 PM

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Image: Twitter

Virat Kohli has resigned from the captaincy of the Indian T2o side and will step down from the post after the conclusion of the upcoming T20 World Cup in UAE.

The star batsman took to his Twitter account to inform the world about his decision. He said that the decision was taken after a wide range of discussions with head coach Ravi Shastri and Rohit Sharma, who he said has been an “essential part of the leadership group”.

He cited “immense workload” after playing non-stop in all three formats of the game in the last eight to nine years as the reason behind this decision. He also sought space to focus on his Test and ODI leadership by relinquishing his leadership position in the T20 cricket for India.

The announcement from Kohli himself comes in the backdrop of various conflicting media reports on the matter. First, Times of India had reported that Kohli will give up captaincy from both the white-ball formats and will carry on leading the Test team while the BCCI refuted that report by throwing its weight behind Kohli, the skipper and maintaining that he will remain the captain in all the formats.

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