Kohli To Step Down As India T20 Captain After World Cup

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After the men’s T20 World Cup in November, Virat Kohli will step aside as India’s Twenty20 captain. The 32-year-old stated that he needs to “give himself space” in order to be “completely equipped” to lead India in Test and one-day international cricket.

Kohli will continue to play T20 cricket for India, having scored 3,159 runs in 90 outings. The T20 World Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from October 17 to November 14.

In 2017, Kohli was named limited-overs skipper, three years after assuming the Test captaincy.

In the 2016 edition of the T20 World Cup, he was named player of the series while captaining MS Dhoni.

“Understanding workload is critical, and given my enormous workload over the last eight to nine years, I believe I need to give myself space,” Kohli said in a statement on Twitter.

Source: BBC Sport

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