Virat Kohli Resigns: Rohit Sharma to take over the baton after T20 World Cup, first test to be in South Africa – Team India captain Virat Kohli has decided to step down as the skipper of the Indian cricket team in T20 format after the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in November. Rohit Sharma is all set to take on the captaincy of Team India after the mega event and his first test as a captain will be in South Africa when India will tour the nation for four-match T20I series.
Virat Kohli on Thursday posted a statement on his Twitter handle where he revealed that he will be stepping down as the captain of the T20I cricket team.
Virat Kohli Resigns: “After a lot of contemplation and discussions with my close people, Ravi bhai and also Rohit, who have been an essential part of the leadership group, I’ve decided to step down as the T20 Captain after this T20 World Cup in Dubai in October, ” Virat Kohli said in his statement.
Rohit Sharma as T20I captain
Matches – 19
Wins – 15
Loss – 04
Tie – 00
Win Percentage – 78.94
Virat Kohli Resigns: Rohit Sharma has been a magnificent captain for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League as he has won five trophies for his side as a captain. He took over the reins from Harbhajan Singh in 2013 and immediately tasted success leading MI to victory beating CSK in the final at the Eden Gardens by 23 runs. From 2013 to 2020, Rohit has led MI to 5 titles and made the playoff 6 times in 8 editions.
Rohit was also the captain of the Indian cricket team when it won Asia Cup in 2017 and Nidahas Trophy 2018. Now he will be a permeant captain for Team India and his first assignment will be in South Africa when India will take on the proteas in a four-match T20I series.
India’s tour of South Africa 2021-22
South Africa vs India, 1st T20I
South Africa vs India, 2nd T20I
South Africa vs India, 3rd T20I
South Africa vs India, 4th T20I