In response on Twitter and Instagram this year, Kohli claimed overwork as the reason for his decision to withdraw as captain of the T20 World Cup team.
India’s captain, Virat Kohli, said that after the T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman, which begins next month, he will retire from office. Kohli cited an excessive workload as the basis for his decision in a statement on Twitter and Instagram.
The Indian batsman said he believed that he required more room in trials and ODIs to lead the squad.
Kohli’s comment here is complete:
«I was lucky to represent India as much as possible as the Indian Cricket team». I would want to thank all those who helped me on the path as Captain of the Indian Cricket Team. Without the boys, the support personnel, the selection committee, my trainers, and every Indian who was praying for victory, I couldn’t have done that.
Understanding work load is crucial, and in the last 8-9 years with all three formats and as a regular captain for the past 5-6 years, I needed to be fully equipped to lead the Indian team in Test and ODI cricket.
This selection obviously took a great deal of time. I decided to retire in October following a T20 World Cup in Dubai, after consideration and argument with my good friends Ravi Bhai and Rohit, crucial leadership members. I also spoke to Jay Shah, secretary of the BCCI, and to Sourav Ganguly. I shall continue to give the Indian cricket team and the Indian team the greatest service.