Twitter Goes Bonkers After Star Batsman Virat Kohli Quits as Skipper of India's T20I Cricket Team
Virat Kohli's decision to step down as T20 captain after 2021 WC is HIS decision alone. BCCI hasn’t decided for him. Ravi Shastri hasn't. MS Dhoni hasn't. Nobody.— KSR (@KShriniwasRao) September 16, 2021
It remains Kohli's decision, in his quest to be the world's No.1 batsman again.
This is clearly a new beginning.
Kohli has been a great skipper and the timing of his announcement is also great.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) September 16, 2021
If he wins the IPL and/or the T20 WC - that's a mic drop moment.
If he doesn't - that's selflessness toward Rohit.
It's really sad. His best performances came for India in T20Is. Man has 2x ICC MoS performances and sadly team couldn't win the cup for India's best ever T20I player both times. Now just has one shot at the cup as a skipper.— Indian Hesson (@IndianHesson) September 16, 2021
Virat quits T20 captaincy, #Rohit set to take over. This will be a very emotional World Cup for @imVkohli . Come on team India, win it for your skipper. #Viratkohli - Selfless decision by a leader of Indian cricket who continues to inspire with his decisions. Good Luck Virat.— Mikkhail Vaswani (@MikkhailVaswani) September 16, 2021
"Virat has been a true asset for Indian Cricket and has led with aplomb," stated Ganguly, who was himself one of the most successful captains of Team India.
Kohli's Career Graph in the T20 Internationals (T20Is)
Virat as captain in T20Is:— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) September 16, 2021
Win-loss record: 29 wins, 14 losses, 2 NR
Batting record: 1502 runs, Avg 48.45, SR 143.18
Among all captains of major teams with 25+ games:
-only two have better win-percentage than Virat's 64.44
-no one has better average than Virat.#ViratKohli https://t.co/9bz36cXIKo