The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced today that Virat Kohli has decided to step down as the captain of the T20I team after the forthcoming T20 World Cup.
BCCI President Mr Sourav Ganguly has said that he has been a true asset for the team and lead the team with aplomb and has declared him as one of the successful captains of the side. He continued by saying that there is a roadmap for the future. He ended up thanking Kohli for his tremendous captaincy and wished him well for the World Cup and hoped that he continues scoring runs for the team.
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has also reacted by repeating that there was indeed a roadmap for the future. He has said that considering the workload, Virat Kohli wanted a smooth transition and hence stepped down from being the T20I captain. Shah has revealed that he has been in talks with Kohli and the leadership team for the last six months and this decision was thought through very carefully. Shah ended by saying that Kohli will continue as a player and as a senior member of the national team, will guide the future course of Indian cricket.
Earlier, Kohli posted a statement saying that he thanks the support that has been given to him by everyone during his captaincy. He has confirmed that he will continue playing as a batsman for the T20 side and wanted to give space so that he remains a leader for the Test and ODI teams. In the end, he said that he will continue contributing to Indian cricket.