Virat Kohli has announced that he is stepping down as the captain of India from the T20I format after the conclusion of the upcoming T20 World Cup in 2021.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 16, 2021
He had posted a statement which stated that he believes that he was fortunate to play and lead the Indian team at this level and could not do it without the support of his teammates, support staff, selection committee, coaches and every Indian who prayed for the team to win. He added by saying that due to his immense workload playing all three formats for more than eight years and being the captain in all three for more than five, he wanted to give space for his leadership of the team in Test and ODI cricket. He will continue as a batsman in the team in the T20 team and will contribute to the team.
He ended by saying that he talked to the head coach Ravi Shastri, Rohit Sharma and also spoke to BCCI secretary Jay Shah and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly about his decision.
He was anointed T2OI captain after MS Dhoni stepped down from the post in 2016. Kohli led India in 45 T20I matches, winning 29 of them and having a win percentage of 64.44%.
This T20 World Cup will be his first one leading the team but will also be his last one. He will hope that he leads the team to a victory.
There will be speculation regarding who will be the next captain of the team with many pointing to Rohit Sharma being his successor. We will have to wait and see, in regards to that.