Yesterday Virat Kohli captained for the last time for India in a T20I game. The legendary cricketer signed off as the winning captain. But also signed off without an ICC trophy to his name as the leading man. However, one of the greatest to ever play the game, Virat Kohli has 32 victories in 50 matches as captain. The 33-years old will continue to captain the team in the one-day internationals and the test matches.
India’s disappointing run came to an end in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 with a comprehensive victory against Namibia. However, losses against arch-rivals Pakistan and the Black Caps had already caused the damage. With this, it was the first time in eight ICC events that India failed to make it to the semis.
Rohit Sharma Could Become The Next Captain After Virat Kohli In T20s
Additionally, New Zealand will tour India after the World Cup, where the team will play T20s and test series. Rohit Sharma, who has won the most number of IPL trophies as captain and has also been the deputy to Kohli till now, is likely to lead the Men In Blue in the T20 internationals.
The 33-years old Virat Kohli had an emotional message for all the Indian cricket fans. He shared how the fans have always been his significant support in the games and will continue to be. Moreover, he also said that the entire team is disappointed with how things ended for the Indian team in the T20 World Cup.
It is true that India was struggling in the World Cup. Especially the way the batsmen performed in the first two games. However, a new era will now start in the Indian cricket team journey, especially in the T20s. Other than Virat Kohli, it was also the last game for Ravi Shastri as the coach of the Indian Men’s Cricket team. Shastri, who was also a key player for the Indian team, will be replaced by another legend of the game, Rahul Dravid.