‘Virat’s contribution was immense’: Twitterati reacts to Kohli’s decision of stepping down as T20 captain

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Virat Kohli, one of India’s most successful leaders across all forms, has opted to step down as national T20 captain following the end of the ICC T20 World Cup.

Following the completion of the T20 World Cup, the Indian captain announced on social media that he will no again lead Team India in the shortest format.

After consulting with head coach Ravi Shastri and vice-captain Rohit Sharma, India’s captain said that he had made his decision.

Following Kohli’s announcement that he will step down as India’s T20 captain following the T20 World Cup, the entire cricket world praised the ace batsman for turning the Asian giants into a force to be reckoned with during his legendary captaincy tenure.

A slew of cricketers and cricket experts praised Kohli for taking India from the front in the shortest format, from veteran sports presenter Harsha Bhogle to ex-cricketer Irfan Pathan to former England skipper Michael Vaughan.

Twitter reactions

“Virat has been a true asset for Indian Cricket and has led with aplomb. He is one of the most successful captains in all the formats. The decision has been made keeping in mind the future roadmap. We thank Virat for his tremendous performance as the T20I Captain. We wish him all the best for the upcoming World Cup and beyond and hope that he continues to score plenty of runs for India,” said Ganguly in a statement.

Kohli has played 90 Twenty20 Internationals for India. Kohli led Team India to 45 victories.

His first captaincy spell saw India win 27 games and lose 14. Kohli has a 65.11 % victory as the Indian team’s T20I captain.

In his illustrious career, the Indian captain has scored 3,159 runs and 28 fifties.

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