A couple of days ago, a news report came out that Virat Kohli would be giving up his limited-overs captaincy to Rohit Sharma. It has become partially correct today. Virat Kohli has announced that he would be giving up his T20I captaincy to Rohit Sharma. In this article, we take a look at Irfan Pathan’s reaction as Virat Kohli steps down as T20 International Captain for Team India.
Virat Kohli steps down as T20 International captain
The highest run-getter in T20I history, Virat Kohli’s captaincy regime for Team India has been decent in the shortest format. He has led India in 45 games and has helped the country win 29 matches in them. The upcoming T20 World Cup will be Virat’s last assignment as the T20I captain of India.
In a social media post today, Virat Kohli stated that workload has made him take the decision of stepping down as the captain of T20Is. He also said that the discussions regarding the same have been happening for a while. Rohit Sharma
Irfan Pathan reacts to the news
Irfan Pathan reacted to the news, which made headlines on Thursday. The former India all-rounder tweeted, “Surely it came as a shock to hear @imVkohli stepping down from the T20 captaincy after the World Cup. Looking forward to India winning the world cup as it will be a perfect tribute to his captaincy and hope the team carries his legacy forward.”
Surely it came as a shock to hear @imVkohli stepping down from the T20 captaincy after the World Cup.
Looking forward to India winning the world cup as it will be a perfect tribute to his captaincy and hope the team carries his legacy forward.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 16, 2021
The members of Team India will now take part in the second phase of IPL 2021 in the UAE. After the 5th Test match was cancelled, the senior members have reached UAE earlier than expected. Once IPL gets over, India’s T20 WC squad will get ready to participate in the ICC event. Virat Kohli would be hoping that India will win the trophy. This will put a memorable stamp on his reign as India’s T20I captain.