Virat Kohli to step down from captaincy of the white ball cricket team after the T20 World Cup. Kohli is planning to step down as he feels the need to concentrate on his batting form which has declined considerably over the last year.
The Indian team may be looking towards a captain change as far as limited over cricket is concerned. This is set to happen after the T20 World Cup according to sources. It is also reported that Kohli will make the announcement himself.
The opener and vice-captain Rohit Sharma may be the next captain for the T20 and ODI team. He has a great track record when it comes to white ball cricket.
The current skipper Virat Kohli came to this conclusion after feeling the need to concentrate on his batting form, which has declined over the past year, according to sources.
It was rumored that Rohit Sharma will be taking over at least the T20Is considering his 5 titles as the captain of the IPL team Mumbai Indians.
Various sources tried to confirm this report with the BCCI sources. Kohli led India to 65 wins alongside 27 defeats in his 95 ODIs as a captain, and has a winning percentage of 70.43. Leading in 45 T20Is, he has won 27 times and lost 14 times.
Rohit has led India in 10 ODIs and has won 8 times while losing 2 times. He has also led India in 19 T20Is of which India won 15 and has lost 4.
The head coach of team India Ravi Shastri has also been reported to retire after the T20 World Cup. The decision of BCCI to bring former captain MS Dhoni as the mentor for team India may also have affected Kohli’s decision.
Virat Kohli to step down from captaincy of the white ball cricket team after the T20I World Cup. The sources say that he will announce it himself. He is doing this to concentrate on his batting form, says sime sources.