Virat Kohli, the current Indian Captain for all three formats will be stepping down from his limited over Captaincy after the T20 world cup scheduled to start next month.
Kohli is India’s most successful captain ever, has taken the call to share his leadership responsibilities with the current vice-captain Rohit Sharma, as per BCCI sources. Kohli has had discussions with Rohit Sharma and the team management for the last few months, particularly after India’s victory overAustralia in Australia
It’s going to be a change in leadership as far as India’s limited-overs set up if the captain Virat Kohli steps down from the role and is expected to hand over the duties to his deputy Rohit Sharma. Kohli is the current India skipper across formats having established himself among one of the all-time greats. He decided to step down from captaincy after the T20 world cup to concentrate more on his batting.
There have been rumors of Rohit Sharma taking over the charge, at least in T20Is, considering his record as stand-in captain with Mumbai Indians success in IPL where he has five titles already. However, this could become confirmed only if the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup gets over in UAE with Virat Kohli now wanting to concentrate on his batting.
“Virat himself will make the announcement. He is of the view that he needs to concentrate on his batting and go back to becoming what he’s always been — the best batsman in the world,” The Times of India quoted sources as saying.
Update : Virat himself posted in his twitter account about his resignation from captaincy today. The Tweet said