Virat Kohli to step down as India’s T20Is captain after ICC T20 World Cup, will continue leading the team in other formats


Indian Cricket team captain and Anushka Sharma’s husband Virat Kohli took to social media today to announce that he will be stepping down from the captainship of T20Is team after the completion of the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup. The world cup is scheduled to take place in UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 1. However, Virat will continue to lead the team in Test Cricket and ODIs.

In a lengthy post, Virat wrote, “I have decided to step down as the T20 captain after this T20 World Cup in Dubai in October.” In another post, he unveiled the new jersey of Team India for the T20 World Cup.


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Virat took over as captain in the shortest format in 2017 after MS Dhoni stepped down from his position. This is the first time Virat would be leading Team India in the ICC T20 World Cup, he has previously led the team to the final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy and the semi-final of the 2019 ICC World Cup in the past.

Rohit Sharma is likely to take over as captain from Virat in T20Is after the World Cup.

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