BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah gave a statement on India’s regular captain Virat Kohli quitting the captaincy of the T20 format.
Board of Control for Cricket in India President Sourav Ganguly has thanked regular captain Virat Kohli for his stellar performance as captain in T20 cricket.
Sourav Ganguly also said that the decision to step down from the post of T20 captain of Virat Kohli was taken keeping in mind the future roadmap.
Virat Kohli, the regular captain of the Indian cricket team, announced through a statement on Thursday that he will step down as the captain of the men’s T20 team after the T20 World Cup in October 2021.
The same Sourav Ganguly said – in a statement issued by the BCCI on Thursday that Virat Kohli has been a very valuable player for the Indian team. He has led the Indian team brilliantly during his captaincy.
He is one of the most successful captains in all formats of India. In such a situation, they have taken this decision keeping in mind the future roadmap. We thank Virat Kohli for his excellent performance.
We wish him all the very best for the upcoming World Cup 2021-22 and beyond and hope he continues to play great cricket for the Indian team like this. Along with this, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said that he was talking about Virat Kohli and the leadership team for the last six months.
Thanks @imVKohli for your contribution as the #TeamIndia captain. As a young talent the focus and determination you have showed as the captain is unmatched. The most impressive aspect was the way of maintaining balance between captaincy and individual performance.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) September 16, 2021
Jay Shah further said that we have a good and clear roadmap for the Indian team. Keeping the workload in mind and ensuring that our team is in the right combination, captain Virat Kohli has decided to step down from the T20 format after the World Cup.
I am constantly discussing Virat Kohli and leadership. About the last six months and the decision has been considered. As a player of captain Kohli and a senior member of the team will continue to contribute to shaping the future of Indian cricket.
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Virat Kohli became the captain of the team in 2017 after Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down from the captaincy in the limited-overs format.
In such a situation, till now Kohli has captained India in a total of 45 T20 matches, in which India has won 27 matches and lost 14 and faced two matches while two matches have not yielded any result.