Kohli gave reasons for leaving the captaincy
Before the start of the World Cup, the world of cricket was in turmoil over the captaincy of Indian captain Virat Kohli. He also announced the resignation of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL after announcing his resignation from the T20 captaincy for Team India.
The question then arose as to why he would relinquish the captaincy of T20 cricket after the World Cup, or why he would relinquish the captaincy of Bangalore. Although he has not disclosed about this so far, this time Kohli himself opened his mouth. Frankly, he did not want to cheat with any team.
In an interview with Indian broadcaster Star Sports on Sunday (October 10th), Kohli said, “First of all, work pressure is a big issue. Besides, I never wanted to evade my responsibility as the captain of the team. ‘
“If I can’t pay 120 per cent for something, I’m not the one to hold on to it,” he said. I am not a person to do anything by force. I am always responsible for this. ‘
Bangalore will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the first eliminator of the current IPL on Monday (October 11). This is going to be Kohli’s last IPL match as RCB captain after losing this match. However, he has said that even without a captain, he will eventually play for Bangalore.
Earlier last month, Kohli announced his resignation from the leadership, tweeting that he had made the decision after much deliberation. He no longer wants to lead in the short format after the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Instead, he wants to focus on batting.
Kohli’s comment, ‘Thinking about my pressure, playing in three formats again as captain, the last 4-5 years have been a little harder for me. All the time I have tried to give the best to the team. Now it seems I need a little break. So after the World Cup, I will no longer lead India in T20. I will be with the team as a batsman.
The India captain added, ‘Yes, I made this decision after a lot of thinking, after talking to a lot of people. Talked to Ravi Bhai (Coach Ravi Shastri), talked to Rohit. My decision is final, I will not captain the T20 again.
Kohli is now 32 years old. With his fitness, he can easily play cricket for another five-six years. Without the captaincy, he will be able to focus more on batting now.
Kohli has so far led India in 45 Twenty20 matches. Of these, India has won 26 times and lost 14 times.