Kohli quits as Indian T20 cricket captain

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Virat Kohli volition measurement down from his relation arsenic the skipper of India's Twenty20 team aft this year's World Cup.

Kohli said successful a connection connected Twitter connected Thursday helium wanted to "give myself space" to support connected starring India's trial and ODI teams.

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"Understanding workload is simply a precise important happening and considering my immense workload implicit the past 8-9 years playing each 3 formats and captaining regularly for past 5-6 years, I consciousness I request to springiness myself abstraction to beryllium afloat acceptable to pb the Indian Team successful Test and ODI cricket," helium tweeted. "I person fixed everything to the squad during my clip arsenic T20 captain."

The 32-year-old Kohli said helium volition inactive beryllium disposable for the T20 squad arsenic a batsman.

No replacement has been named, though Rohit Sharma is the favourite to win Kohli arsenic captain.

"I person been fortunate capable to not lone correspond India, but besides pb the Indian cricket squad to my utmost capability," Kohli said.

"I convey everyone who has supported maine successful my travel arsenic the skipper of the Indian cricket team.

"I couldn't person done it without them - the boys, the enactment staff, the enactment committee, my coaches and each and each Indian who prayed for america to win."

Kohli has captained India successful 45 of his 90 T20 matches since taking implicit successful 2017. In that time, he's the world's 3rd highest runscorer, with 1502 runs astatine an mean 48.45.

The T20 World Cup successful the United Arab Emirates and Oman starts adjacent month.

- further reporting by Brett Graham

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