Virat Kohli to Resign from Captaincy


Virat Kohli decides to step down from leading team India after T20I World Cup 2021.


Virat Kohli revealed on Thursday that he would step down as India’s T20I captain after the T20 World Cup, which begins on October 17 in the United Arab Emirates.

However, he stated that he would continue to lead India in one-day internationals and tests.

Like his mentor MS Dhoni announced his retirement on social media last year, clearing the way for split captaincy in Indian cricket.

Kohli wrote on Instagram: “Understanding workload is an essential thing and considering my immense workload over the last 8-9 years playing all three formats and regularly captaining 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.”

Kohli, 32, hasn’t been at his best as a batsman in Tests recently, even though he likes the sport.

Kohli hasn’t hit a long-form century in nearly two years, despite scoring 563 runs at 26.80 in 12 Tests during that time.


On Thursday, Madan Lal, a World Cup-winning former India fast bowler, claimed that there would be no debate over who will lead India once Virat Kohli stands down as T20I captain, stating that Rohit Sharma is a clear choice.

According to Madan Lal, the chairman of the Cricket Advisory Committee, Rohit Sharma’s experience leading Mumbai Indians to five Indian Premier League titles will be helpful if he takes over as India’s next T20I captain.

However, Madan Lal believes that if Rohit Sharma can captain the T20I team and performs well, the selectors may consider him for the ODI captaincy.


Kapil Dev, the 1983 World Cup-winning captain, said to ABP News in response to Virat’s announcement that it is unusual to see cricketers making decisions for themselves these days.

Before making such decisions, a player should consult with the selectors and board he believes. He finds it strange because Kohli is a fantastic leader and player.

Finally, he wishes him luck. Kapil Dev respects Virat’s honesty about his decision to express that he doesn’t want to be a captain anymore.

Dhoni had done a similar thing before. However, a board usually tells a player what to do, but nowadays, players make their own decision.


Ganguly, the President of the BCCI, praised Virat Kohli on Thursday after the India captain announced his decision to step down as T20I captain after the 2021 World Cup.

Former India captain Ganguly described Kohli as a genuine asset for Indian cricket and stated that the choice was made with the future roadmap in mind.

According to him, Virat has proven to be a valuable asset to Indian cricket and has led the team admirably, Ganguly remarked in a BCCI release.


BCCI secretary Jay Shah stated in the announcement: “We have a clear roadmap for Team India.

Considering the workloads and ensuring a 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 moulding the future direction of Indian cricket.

Sreyasi Datta
Sreyasi Datta
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