Truth Behind Virat Kohli Quitting ODI Captaincy After T20 and IPL

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Virat Kohli - Wisden Almanack's ODI cricketer of the 2010s
Virat Kohli - Wisden Almanack's ODI cricketer of the 2010s

Virat Kohli announced his resignation as the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL. This decision came 3 days after quitting the T20 captaincy of India. He will not take over the reins of the team from next season. After his decision, the question now arises whether he will give up the captaincy of the ODI team in the near future? It will depend a lot on how Team India performs in the T20 World Cup.

What was intended happened. Virat Kohli quit the captaincy of the second team within 3 days (Virat Kohli Quits RCB Captaincy). He will no longer be seen captaining Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL as well. He explained this in the video. However, after announcing his resignation as t20 team, it was feared that he might not play the role in the Indian Premier League anymore. But no one had thought that this would happen so early. After his decision, the question now arises whether he will give up the captaincy of the ODI team as well?

 

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 The speed with which things have changed for Virat Kohli, hardly anyone will be surprised if he withdraws from the captaincy of the Indian ODI team. However, its picture will be clear only after the T20 World Cup. If India performed well in this tournament and the team somehow managed to win the title, he might continue to be the captain of the ODI team. Otherwise, he will also give up the captaincy of this format and team India will take on the new captain in the 2023 World Cup which is scheduled in India.

Virat, while quitting the T20 captaincy, said that he would continue to lead the side in ODIs and Tests. But in the current situation, no one can say with certainty that he will be the captain of Team India in the 2023 World Cup. He has quit the T20 captaincy citing workloads. This can also be accepted. Because Virat has been in charge of the team in all three consecutive formats since 2017. But if you look at Team India’s calendar by the 2023 World Cup, apart from the World Cup, the Indian team will play about 20 bilateral T20s, in which Kohli will not captain the team.